Chris Castig General Manager at Trust Machines. Adjunct Prof at Columbia University Business School.

How Should We Think About the Internet’s Legacy?

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How Should We Think About the Internet’s Legacy?

From: A People’s History of the Internet

How Should We Think About the Internet’s Legacy?
The United States endures in our minds due to symbols like the Statue of Liberty. The 3 billion people who frequent the internet are in need of new symbols and stories that unite us globally on the network.
How Should We Think About the Internet’s Legacy?
Early pioneers of the internet: Steve Wozniak, Stewart Brand, Richard Stallman, and Tim Berner’s Lee

“I declare the global social space we are building to be naturally independent of the tyrannies you seek to impose on us […] We are creating a world that all may enter without privilege or prejudice accorded by race, economic power, military force, or station of birth.”

Facebook is not the internet

How Should We Think About the Internet’s Legacy?

We need a story that endures over generations

How Should We Think About the Internet’s Legacy?

Preserving the Legacy of the Internet

How Should We Think About the Internet’s Legacy?
The United States endures due to its storytelling. Here you see a painting of the historic signing of the Declaration of Independence. I’ve covered the Founding Father’s of the United States faces with those of the internet’s pioneers as a reflection of the absence of paintings, stories, and symbols of internet history. We have three Steve Jobs movies, but where is the movie about the ARPANET?
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Chris Castig General Manager at Trust Machines. Adjunct Prof at Columbia University Business School.