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What Vint Cerf Sees In the Internet’s Future

Augmented Reality, Internet of Things & the Interplanetary Web

Vint Cerf was one of the key engineers in the development of the Internet, email and more. Since 2005 he has worked at Google as the company’s Chief Internet Evangelist. This Spring Cerf gave a talk inside Google called Reimagining the Internet. His entire 80 minute talk is worth watching, but below we’ve excerpted the 10 minutes we expect would be most interesting to ReadWriteWeb readers. Think some of these ideas are crazy? Vint Cerf thinks they could be the future.

Internet of Things & Interplanetary Web

In the first clip below, Cerf tells a story about the sensor network he has set up in his house as an example of the expected wave of sensor data making up the Internet of Things. Where there is data, there is the potential for innovation in value-added services. This is a topic very close to our hearts here at ReadWriteWeb. If you’re new to the concept, check out this very good intro video.

Next, Cerf discusses the Interplanetary Web, which is something I must confess I knew nothing about before watching this video. It’s a long-running effort to get all the space-exploring countries in the world to adopt a space-capable communication standard that would turn spacecraft into communication beacons once they were otherwise decommissioned. It sounds pretty cool, and something Cerf himself is a leading spokesperson for.

Augmented Reality & Neural Interfaces

In the clip below, Cerf talks about ubiquitous connectivity, augmenting our sensory relationships with offline reality and neural/sensory interfaces with the Internet. Google brain implant? Not quite, but getting closer.

How does Cerf’s vision of the future of the internet sound to you? What do you think he missed? We’re excited to chronicle that emerging future here at ReadWriteWeb, and it’s a special treat when one of the key players in building the present internet speaks about what he thinks the future will bring.

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