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Opinion: 50 years ago, I helped invent the internet. How did it go so wrong?

By Leonard Kleinrock Link to the original article. When I was a young scientist working on the fledgling creation that came to be known as the internet, the ethos that defined the culture we were building was characterized by words…
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Digital Inclusivity: Our New Strategic Direction

  By Vint Cerf I am proud to share some important news about the Marconi Society and to tell you about our expanded mission: To celebrate, inspire, and connect individuals building tomorrow’s technologies in service of a digitally…
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On Internet Safety, Security and Privacy

Forty years ago, when Bob Kahn and I created the TCP/IP networking protocol for the Internet, we did not know that we were laying the tracks for what would become the digital superhighway that powers everything in society from modern business…
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The Technological Imperative for Ethical Evolution

By Martin Hellman Almost overnight, the Manhattan Project transformed ethical decision making from a purely moral concern into one that is essential for human survival. Recent technological advances, including genetic engineering, AI, and…
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Marconi Chair Vint Cerf on Education, Smart Regulation Needed for Digital Future

Senior Google executive and internet pioneer, Vint Cerf, has called for the introduction of smart regulation “guard rails”, and improved digital education for tech professionals and the general public, as the UN published a landmark report…
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Building the Sustainable Internet with a Spirit of Cooperation

By Vint Cerf While much has been written about bridging the digital chasm and connecting the next billion to the Internet, it is slow going to make it happen.  Currently, 3.4 billion people do not have access to the Internet and the…
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Welcoming Our 2019 Marconi Fellows and Young Scholars

  By Vint Cerf Last week we hosted our 2019 Young Scholar Symposium and Awards Gala. I left as impressed as ever with the unique talent, technical expertise and commitment to social impact that we have in the Marconi Society. For…
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Fiber-optic Transmission and Networking: The Previous 20 and the Next 20 Years

By Andrew R. Chraplyvy Re-printed from Optics Express, a publication of OSA Publishing Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Optics Express, this paper reviews the evolution of optical fiber communication systems, and through a look at…

Marconi Fellow Ron Rivest on How to Hack an Election—and What States Should Do to Prevent Fake Votes

Two speakers at this year’s EmTech MIT conference addressed voting vulnerabilities. by Charlotte Jee, TechnologyReview.com Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election thanks to the votes of just 107,000 people in three states. The…

Strong History of Generosity Has Helped the Marconi Society Flourish

By Hatti Hamlin As the Marconi Society approaches its 44thAwards Ceremony this fall in Bologna, we want to honor the long history of generous donations that has sustained and grown our organization’s mission. The Marconi Society, originally…