There will be 3 Internets, as the world will know it:
1) Plain old Internet
2) AOL, Inc.
3) Microsoft .NET
#1 and #2 don't stand a chance...
They (Microsoft) will guarantee this by ensuring that the Microsoft firewall will only work with #3, while dropping every 1 of 1000 packets (with obligatory delay) on either #2 and #3...
FutureQuest.net is **slow**, but http://we.own.you.at.microsoft.com
will be faster than greased lightning - so they **must** be better!
Looking deeper into my fantasy crystal ball, I see Cisco being consumed and the router IOS altered to give all Microsoft traffic a QOS priority of +
10, while all the rest is -
10... In court, they will say that it was only a 'default' setting and can be changed by any 20+ years experienced router veteran chanting in 1000 year old forgotten dialects...
Divide and Conquer is the Microsoft way, simple yet very very effective... If that doesn't work, then just throw lots and lots and lots and lots of money at it...
--Time to start stocking the underground bomb shelter--
FutureQuest [does not endorse nor condone my crystal ball commentaries]