GlobalInet talk notes of Jimmy Wales talk: Predictions for the Future of the Internet

#1:  mass connectivity
2billion people access the internet
easy parts are done

$80 for smartphone in kenya: encouraging.

developing countries are doing what we do on the internet: google/facebook/ etc

#2: no one will notice when hollywood dies
large scale collaborative stories/filmmaking coming

nupedia to wikipedia, but top down: failed.
ward cunningham invented wiki’s in 1995
wikipedia is not a tech invention, it is social innovation:
blend with the search engines
save all history, makes it more robust

new opportunity is in video.  it is where text was in 1999
geocities were individual contribution, we need group contribution

what tech exists for 6 years now, that has not coalesced yet?

communities will make hollywood and better movies.

britannica sold 3k copies this last year of being in print.   it died with a wimper, hollywood could as well.

Internet marketing is one of the best growing sector.

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One Response to GlobalInet talk notes of Jimmy Wales talk: Predictions for the Future of the Internet

  1. sharon says:

    I would really like to know your thoughts on the loss of personal privacy ala the web, google, etc. Is this a subject you’re researched?
    Thank you.

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