Humans are the new 'edge network'

 "Intelligence at the network edge is now mobile; there is no longer a true network edge. The best way to compare mobile networks is to think about the way it used to be. In the desktop era, PCs were the edge of the Internet. You sat at your desk and that was it. Today, intelligence at the network edge is no longer fixed to your desk. There is no longer a true edge. Humans are the new ‘edge network’. In fact the network is now alive and breathing, dynamic and changing, just as you are as a person, walking through your city. But the network doesn’t know how people or objects are moving in relation to each other. This has really tilted the intelligence toward the network core."

Fascinating write-up from StevenCheney