IP addresses will run out this year.
Within a year, IP (internet protocol) addresses are expected to run out. Each IP address is like a unique phone number assigned to whatever device you’re using to connect to the internet. Without a valid IP address you won’t be able to connect to the outside world, so they’re important. But now that our computers, mobile devices, cars and even our refrigerators have Web access, we’re running out of sequences to pass around.