Hyperconnectivity: The Future of Network Communication
Hyperconnectivity is a term coined by the Canadian scientists Anabel Quan-Haase and Barry Wellman during their research on person-to-person and person-to-machine communications through the network that enables communication and interaction to describe the evolving state of communications in the society. It is a trend in computer networking that involves multiple means of communications such as email, instant messaging, telephone etc. This allows person-to-person, person-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications through the network.
The large increases in bandwidth demand due to wider availability of Internet expansion and changes in communications because of the complexity, diversity and integration of new applications and devices in the network is being fuelled by this trend. This is simply digital interconnection of people and machines over the network. By 2050, we would have nearly 50 billion networked devices. This umbrella platform is having the objectives of helping the decision makers to grasp the nature of this newly generated hyperconnected platform and reflect on their collective role in shaping it.
Hyperconnectivity is a means of collaboration through making connections to bring peoples together. It is more than a technology, but a means of connections and relationships. It is a complex set of relationships between the members of a social system, an organization and the network. In a hyperconnected network communication, the traffic handling capacity and the bandwidth always exceed the demands.
In a hyperconnected netrwork system, electronic and computer devices that can communicate among each other includes personal computers, cellular telephones, mp3 devices, GPS receivers, robotic systems, medical devices etc. Thus in the coming years, hyperconnectivity is going to be the largest network in the world and we are leading towards a hyperconnected era.