Even as we are discussing about potential of the web and how revolutionary a medium it is, AT&T has cautioned that the present architecture may be inadequate by 2010. The existing system may not be able to catch up with the rate of change.
And there’s an article showing how the use of web is growing in other parts of the world. Raises questions on whether the net will take on a new complexion in the future even as countries like China are about to overtake US in web usage. Much depends on who (people, government?) will play a major role in shaping the web architecture and whether the end-to-end structure will be maintained.