Vint Cerf on the Future of the Internet

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What does “Father of the Internet” believe lies ahead for the Internet? Vint Cerf wrote the software that connected the first servers on the Internet. As Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist, Cerf remains actively engaged in discussions about the network and its future. In this July 2009 lecture at Singularity University, Cerf gives a comprehensive overview of the state of the Internet today, and shares his thoughts on the importance of IPv6, how mobile computing will impact the Internet, the need for cloud computing standards and the growing Asian prominence online. “The Asian population will the dominant user population of the Internet,” Cerf says. “There’s no doubt about that.” This video runs about 53 minutes.

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Singularity University (SU) is an “interdisciplinary university whose mission is to assemble, educate and inspire a cadre of leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies in order to address humanity’s grand challenges.” SU is based at the NASA Ames campus in Silicon Valley.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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