2020 Vision: Why you won't recognize the 'Net in 10 years
Here is an interesting article that talks about various efforts currently under way to tackle existing problems with internet today. Naturally, PARC's content centric networking (CCN) was mentioned as one of the efforts.
The article focused on the security implication of CCN although I would argue that it is just one of the reasons that CCN is a compelling solution. For example, by focusing on content instead of IP, CCN opens up new ways of consuming digital content that is not possible today.
The best way to find out more is to watch this video presentation by Van on CCN. And, for those adventurous and technically-inclined enough, you may also want to try out the CCN open source release.