This Hangout with Vint Cerf and others exploring aspects of IPv6 is really interesting and when the participants started talking about direct device to device connections I couldn’t help but wonder if IPv6 won’t, perhaps, introduce more meaningful peer to peer/mesh networks which are less dependent on central hubs and closed systems.

In other words, will Facebook and similarly closed (and partly closed) platforms become less influential and dominant in a world where software supporting IPv6 enable direct connections and sharing. It sounds like identifiers like phone numbers and email addresses could give way to IP addresses as unique identifiers.

Or I could just be talking out my butt.

By the way, if you don’t know what I am talking about, watch this: