This presentation was given at Internet Hungary on the 15th of October 2013.
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” – Albert Einstein
As you may agree, internet has increasingly become a destination for us rather than a useful tool. We refer to internet through commercial brands (Facebook, Google, Twitter etc.). Is this where we want to be after 20 years of internet?
There is more to internet than liking, posting, searching, following and linking. In this talk I take a look back to 70’s where most of today’s technological IT innovations were initiated. We discuss the internet ideals and why crowd-based innovations survive while larger companies find it difficult to deal with the real world. There is a reason for 75% of all websites worldwide to be running on an open source software (Apache). And there is a reason for ground breaking innovations in medicine to be coming from regular people and groups of amateurs and not pharmaceutical companies.
We always have a choice when it comes to using internet. We can only enable change if we make different choices. That is why it is time to reboot the way we experience internet and this time around, make a difference!