Vint Cerf Shares Vision of Internet in the Next Decade
“Globally, there is a lot of work to be done on the Internet, because only about 50% of the Earth’s population currently has access,” said Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, during an online lecture organised by the University of Central Asia. “There is still great freedom to design and build new applications for the Internet, to explore the rest of the solar system, and perhaps someday also implement an interstellar version in order to explore the rest of our galaxy."
At Google, Vint Cerf contributes to global policy development, and is widely recognised as one of the “Fathers of the Internet” because of his contributions to designing the TCP/IP protocols and architecture of the Internet. The lecture, held on July 16th, covered the history as well as his vision of the future of the Internet, and was attended by well over 100 participants. The World Bank, and the State Committee for Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic, co-sponsored the lecture with UCA. Participants had an opportunity to ask questions after the presentation, and the lecture will be posted on UCA’s YouTube channel next week.