"Things are becoming more connected every day—connecting faster and in more ways than anybody realizes," says Sheldon Renan. Renan's Law states that "The more things are connected, the better things work... the smarter things are... the safer things are... and the more opportunity you have to succeed." Conversely, emphasizes Renan, "If you limit connectivity, you decrease opportunity. You decrease safety".
Renan's "New Laws of Netness" explain how connectivity has begun to change in three ways as it becomes increasingly ubiquitous.
Networks are converging towards becoming fabrics and fields. Access will increasingly be through more ubiquitous connectivity fields.
Multi-threaded communications fabrics which connect users with both redundant and complimentary services are defining a new degree of connectivity—which Renan characterizes as entangled. Users are virtually "always on" and always connected. presence is continuous. User attention, perceived time and perceived distance are becoming elastic.
Two separate worlds—the world of atoms and the world of bits—are becoming one. What we have begun to call "augmented reality" will be the new, converged normal.