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Internet Everywhere: The Future of History’s Most Disruptive Technology

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Saturday, June 2, 2012
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Disruptive technologies uproot culture, can precipitate wars and even topple empires. By this measure, human history has seen nothing like the Internet. Pioneers of the digital revolution examine the Internet’s brief but explosive history and reveal nascent projects that will shortly reinvent how we interact with technology—and each other. From social upheaval and ever-shifting privacy standards to self-driving cars and networked groceries, this eye-opening program provides a stunning glimpse of what’s around the corner.

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  • John Donvan

    John Donvan is a correspondent for ABC News' "Nightline" based in Washington, D.C. In a career that spans more than two decades for ABC News, Donvan has served as Chief White House Correspondent, Chief Moscow Correspondent, Amman Bureau Chief and Jerusalem Correspondent. More »


  • Vinton Cerf

    Computer Scientist Vinton Cerf, a vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, is widely known as one of the founding fathers of the Internet. More »
  • Neil Gershenfeld

    Physicist, Computer Scientist Neil Gershenfeld leads a unique laboratory, the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT, that is breaking down boundaries between digital and physical worlds. More »
  • Elizabeth Stark

    Internet Law Expert Elizabeth Stark is a visiting fellow at the Yale Information Society Project and a Lecturer in Computer Science at Yale University. She is an influential open internet advocate who was deeply involved in stopping SOPA and fostering online engagement in support of internet freedom. More »
  • Alex Wright

    Director of User Experience at The New York Times Alex Wright is the Director of User Experience at The New York Times and the author of Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages, described by the Los Angeles Times as "a penetrating and highly entertaining meditation on our information age and its historical roots." He is currently working on a book about Paul Otlet and the early history of the information age. He also blogs sporadically at More »