The Internet could crash. We need a Plan B – Danny Hillis

Danny Hillis: The Internet could crash. We need a Plan B

Published on Mar 18, 2013 – TED talk

In the 1970s and 1980s, a generous spirit suffused the internet, whose users were few and far between. But today, the net is ubiquitous, connecting billions of people, machines and essential pieces of infrastructure — leaving us vulnerable to cyber-attack or meltdown. Internet pioneer Danny Hillis argues that the Internet wasn’t designed for this kind of scale, and sounds a clarion call for us to develop a Plan B: a parallel system to fall back on should — or when — the Internet crashes.

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Comments

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 03/02/2014 at 8:44 pm

    We take the Internet too much for granted. Thanks for sharing.

  • de castro  On 03/03/2014 at 9:12 am

    Question
    Will plan B be free…..someone has to pay for it..
    ..and I don’t mean “individuals”….
    I remain sceptical ! Spectator !

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