Monday, August 18, 2008

Vint Cerf Believes Internet is Still Young

Vint Cerf, the father of the internetAccording to media reports, Vint Cerf, the father of the internet, wrote that it still have a long journey to release the real potential of the internet.

Cerf was involved in the design of the ARPA net, predecessor of Internet. This is the first time he said that the internet is still very young. Cerf pointed out that the United States three universities interconnected network since only 30 years ago. The internet business started in 1989. It is only take 10 years to be universal.

Cerf said that although the internet also have a negative impact, but it had to change our way of the whole world, all this may not be fully understood. internet innovation and the information has profoundly changed the commercial areas, and enhance the overall innovation.

Cerf also pointed out that all this is still just the beginning, the potential of Internet is not fully explored. Now, a quarter of world's population are Internet users. Although this figure is very large, about 14 million people, it should be noted that the majority of the world's population still do not have internet access.

Cerf think that mobile Internet will be the next stage of reform. Because 80 percent of the global are the mobile phone users. Many of them will start their first internet experience by their mobile phones. At present, the large number of human knowledge are still stored in the local computer, but with the increase of the number of internet users, this situation will be changed. On the internet, language barrier will also be resolved by the automatic translate tools, so that people around the world connect more closely.

Finally, Cerf expressed his optimism about the internet and the future development. Tim Berners-Lee, another internet inventor, also expressed the same optimism.

Although there are some people worry about the short-term social impact of the Internet, but in long-term view, the Internet will still bring the exchange, revolutionary innovation, and let the world become even smaller than 30 years ago has, which undoubtedly is a positive factor for human development.

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Author: Angulo Fu