Mobile Code: The Future of the Internet


David Kotz and Robert S. Gray. Mobile Code: The Future of the Internet. Proceedings of the Mobile Agents in the Context of Competition and Cooperation (MAC3) Workshop at Autonomous Agents'99, pages 6–12. ACM, May 1999. ©Copyright the authors. Later revised as kotz:future2.


Use of the Internet has exploded in recent years with the appearance of the World-Wide Web. In this paper, we show how current technological trends necessarily lead to a system based substantially on mobile code, and in many cases, mobile agents. We discuss several technical and non-technical hurdles along the path to that eventuality. Finally, we predict that, within five years, nearly all major Internet sites will be capable of hosting and willing to host some form of mobile agents.

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