Tag: internet

We need collective solutions to over-connectivity

We live in exciting times. From e-medicine to digital education, next-generation transport systems to smart grid solutions, the near future looks to be healthier, smarter, greener, less wasteful of natural and financial resources. But in the overwhelming commercial and governmental drive towards ubiquitous connectivity, the rush to develop, implement and monetize ...

China’s internet: A giant cage (via The Economist), dissidents in China say “freedom is knowing how big your cage is”

Fascinating piece on the Internet in China. “The fastest growth in internet use is in China’s poorer, more rural provinces, partly because of a surge in users connecting via mobile devices, which now outnumber those connecting from computers. The internet is no longer confined to an urban, educated and relatively well-off ...

Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Internet & PC (pretty amazing)

Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Internet & PC – YouTube. Be sure to read this Wired piece on him, as well. In 1974 Arthur C. Clarke told the ABC that every household in 2001 will have a computer and be connected all over the world. Courtesy of Australian Broadcasting Corporation.  

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