Do you believe in extraterrestrial intelligence? I am doubtful about telepathy. I do think we see ways to facilitate inter
Computers, computational algorithms, new forms of computing such as quantum computing, and the aggregation of large amounts of measured data have set the stage for new discoveries and insights about the world around us and in us.
Last month Techonomy hosted a dinner in New York, and our guests wanted relentlessly to talk about data. Where will society produce it? How much can we manage? Who will control it? What will they do to us with it? How can individuals retain influence over it?
The Internet extends that ability to a degree without precedent in human history. There is no telling how profound a change -- hopefully for the better -- this will brings to our species and the world we live in."
It is time for our Internet masters, most of them in the U.S., to acknowledge that a state is not just a counter-terrorism agency or a counter-regulating body. Each state must stand for social peace, public health, education, welfare, protection and prosperity for its citizens and neighbors.
Who in the world could possibly think this was a good idea? "Let's give away oversight and regulatory authority over the Internet to other countries," they must have shrieked with élan.
By most accounts, the Internet was born back on October 29, 1969 by two researchers, Vint Cerf and Robert Kahn. Cerf is now Google's Chief Internet Evangelist.
"Using real names is useful," Cerf said. "But I don't think it should be forced on people, and I don't think we do." Still
"The Internet was a network which was not designed for anything in particular, but could be used for everything."
Luminaries in computer science talk about Alan Turing's early life and his genius in Part 1 of this two-part series about the father of computer science. Produced by Christopher Sprinkle and Cara Santa Maria. Filmed by Roddy Blelloch.