Friday, January 18, 2008

A look into Internet History and its Latest Development with Vint Cerf

This is a very beautiful educational video featuring Vint Cerf, father of the Internet and currently an evangelist for Google. He discussed:
  • How the Internet started
  • How powerful Asia can be in influencing the applications online and Internet growth
  • New users of the Internet will likely experience it first through the mobile phone instead of the PC.
  • Quality of the Internet (asymmetrical vs. symmetrical)
  • Unsolved technology needs in the Internet infrastructure today (great opportunity for colleges to look at and explore developing)
  • Technology challenges being addressed.
  • The challenge with the IP address transitioning from IPV4 to IPV6.
  • Prospects for IPTV
  • Mobile phone and Internet technologies real time use
  • Internet-enabled devices (more devices than people)
  • Challenges of the Digital Age
    • rethinking copyright
    • preserve software that can interpret the bits (old documents/operating systems) in order to be accessible for future generations.
  • Other projects (Interplanetary Internet)
  • The Q&A portion was interesting as well as he answered questions like:
    • Can the Internet be shutdown or put down?
    • Biggest fallacies of the Internet
    • Most vulnerable part of the Internet is the browser
    • Is HTTP overloaded?
    • Anonymous, privacy, and authentication
    • Transfer of the top level domain system control from ICANN to U.N.
I believe this is a must watch material by all Internet users - especially students. Thanks Wilson for the link!

1 comment:

THE ANiTOKiD said...

Much thanks for the link, Ma'am! Would love to repost the video back at my site!

Very educational - as always!

All the best!