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24Life Interview Dr. David Bray

24Life interview PCI Executive Director Dr. David Bray on how can society expand on the many benefits of digital life while also reducing the negative impacts, and why you should care about a people-centric digital future. Read the interview here. ________________________ If you liked this article, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more

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The Need for People-Centered Sources of Hope for Our Digital Future Ahead

By David Bray With the People-Centered Internet coalition, several of us — including Vint Cerf, Mei Lin Fung, Marci Harris, Ray Wang, Eric Rasmussen, Lin Wells, Annie Sobel, Bevon Moore, Stephanie Wander, Corina DuBois, Don Codling, John Taschek and many more — met on 10 Dec 2018 to discuss the challenges facing open, pluralistic societies with our digital era. Specifically, we were

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Project Coqui 4th Quarter 2018 Update

By Daksha Cordova “People-Centered Internet (PCI) has been a strong supporter of Project Coqui for over one-year. My background is intelligence innovation, a team sport where we outbox and outfox adversaries. PCI complements my strengths by ringing sensitivity and subject matter expertise to global issues. I am so grateful for their involvement, they inspire me

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IEEE Internet Initiative Wraps Up Five-year Effort

New Connectivity Coalition and others will continue to work toward Internet inclusion By Deepak Maheneshwari PCI was a very active player in 3i – the IEEE Internet Initiative and we played a pivotal role in transitioning the Working Groups formed during our 3i Internet Inclusion Advancing Solutions bi-yearly series of meetings held from 2016 –

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Investing in Indigenous Connectivity Is an Investment in Our Future Online

By Mark Buell To truly close the digital divide, we need to aim for infrastructure solutions to make sure rural and remote Indigenous communities can keep up to a rapidly changing world of communications technology and products requiring speeds 100 to 1,000 times faster than what our best-connected regions already get. The ICS report features

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Four Internets Require Geopolitical Balancing Act

By Wendy Hall, DBE, FRS, FREng, Regius Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton, UK, Executive Director of the Web Science Institute at Southampton.  According to Wendy Hall, viewed through a geopolitical lens, the monolithic, unchanging Internet dissolves into at least four – different models are currently emerging from Beijing, Brussels, Washington and

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Responsible Digital Inclusion – How Can We Be Safe and Welcoming to All?

On December 10th, Constellation Research and the People Centered Internet (PCI)  brought over 200 people together in San Jose California to talk about a People Centered Digital Future. On the panel on Digital Inclusion, PCI co-founder, Mei Lin opened by inviting everyone into her kitchen, for if we are to be inclusive, conversations like these

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DisrupTV Interview Mei Lin Fung about the #OurDigitalFuture Event

DisrupTV Episode 131, Featuring Mei Lin Fung DisrupTV hosts R “Ray” Wang and Vala Afshar interview Mei Lin Fung, Co-Founder of the People-Centered Internet, about the #OurDigitalFuture event. ________________________ If you liked this article, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates.

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Events
Marci Harris

Highlights, Insights and Soundbites from the “Our People-Centered Digital Future” Event

Held December 10, 2018 at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose. The Occasion Marked the near 50% Tipping Point for Global Internet Access and 70 Years Since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. www.peoplecentered.net Archive of the Livestream available online with subtitles. Visual Journal by Eileen Clegg and Yolanda Youngblood, Visual Insight A historic event scaling

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How Science Fiction Helped Create Social Networks

Through a review of “LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media” by P. W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking, you can enjoy a fascinating read about the origins of the social networks we use today. It is a little known fact science fiction lovers created the first social network by asking everyone to send a list

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Signposts Towards a Human Noosphere

The idea of a human noosphere, or global collective consciousness, comprised much of the idealism of the web in the late 20th century. However, as we worked towards this vision, we discovered that our human natures, both as individuals and as collective organizations, introduced speed bumps along the way. As our world becomes increasingly connected,

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