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Aspen Ideas Festival 2015

What Does the Future of the Internet Hold?

Aug 06, 2015 | 20 videos
Video by The Atlantic

The Internet is 50 years old now—made up of billions of nodes, 99 percent of which were not imagined when it was invented. Always on, always running somewhere in the world, the Internet enables millions of creative people to innovate every single day. It allows us to collaborate and communicate on a scale never seen before in human history. And yet, the Internet is far from perfect. There are those who use it to lie, cheat, steal, make bombs, prey on children, exploit, waste time, and lose memory. Can the Internet, and all the technologies that underscore so much of our lives today, get us where we want to go?

 

This discussion took place at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival.

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