Vint Cerf answered some of highly voted questions on stage of Lift Conference 2009. Many attendances enjoyed giving questions, voting them and listening of his answers.
How do you think we can keep Internet open and as a public resource?
A: Amazing pressures in the network today. At the time, academic geeks who were happy to work together. Pressures to try and control the network and the way people use it. Not necessarily all bad. Privacy questions. Protecting people. Legal system needs to be adapted. Tension between the open internet and being so shut down that nothing is possible. Somewhere in between the network is openly accessible, things can be tried out. Committed to keeping it as open as possibly.
Are you happy, if yes why?
A: Yes, internet shows people are willing to come together and collaborate. And the WWW has demonstrated that sharing information is power. Happy to be at Google, because they’re too young to know “you can’t do that” and so they just go and do it. The reason things didn’t work out 25 years ago might not be true anymore.
is google the real big brother?
A: Doesn’t think so and hopes it never does become it. Helping people manage their information. How well is the information managed and protected? Google recognizes that separate access and privacy is important. E-mail is always read by programmes. The one that puts ads in Gmail just does pattern matching.
Do you think semantic web will become a reality one day?
A: You should ask TBL… Was feeling sorry for TBL because the idea of the semantic web was moving as quickly as IPv6 into the public internet… Link = “something over there that is of interest”. What if we could add a “semantic hyperlink”? Jaguar can be a car, operating system, animal…
what are the security risks of an interplanetary internet? Will sattelites be hacked?
will multiple access devices reduce the importance of the brower and www?
how many emails do you receive per day? how many hours are you online?
After the PC, the phone, will television device be transformed by internet ?
What's your view on the pervasive internet?
the information's war is nearly won by google!!... who will win the energy war???
do you expect aliens to get in touch with us?
You are my favorite tyrannosaurus. Are you the one 3.0?
whats your view on the live web?
Facebook in an internet for dummies ?
do we know how much energy the web is consuming and how we can sustainable power iP6?
is there a room for another google?
How do we prevent the "guys with guns" from ever taking covert or even overt control of Google?
Any thoughts on the web of things?
You mentioned the goodness that nobody own the Internet, so what about Google supremacy, what so ever the goodness of their services and products?
who do you trust on the internet
Orkut is not working, do you think people don't would to share MORE private data with Google ?
the future of IPv6...when? how will it change the net?
is there a "reversed Moore's law" about energy consumption??
what is in the room called "Einstein"
Lift is close to be done Does yours expectations are reached ("a much clearer sense of what the future may hold")?
Is the Internet (bandwidth) capacity being at risk within the next years, so that traffic can kill it?
how do you feel receiving a question through sms during a biological-based conference ? Lâ€šonard
after the big bang of the net in the 20's, do you think there can be a big crunch?
what do you wish you had done differently 30 years ago?
what do you think about infobesity?
why does people confuse the web and the internet?
What do you think about the upcoming merger between Yahoo and Microsoft ?
can you imagine how the world would be without the work you have done
what is your biggest worries for the future of mankind?
who will own the cloud?
what will be the room for governement and political will in fully distributed future?
What is the best bottle of wine (still) in your possession?
Is the internet will be able to connect all the world population so that the wars would be definitively avoided? very naive question!!!! :)
Does it make you wince when people write 'internet' instead of 'Internet' - surely it's a proper noun?
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