A Message from Vint Cerf
Vint Cerf is one of the fathers of the Internet
and the founder of the People Centered Internet.
We are entering an era of increased access to knowledge, providing new opportunities for economic growth and improved well-being on a global scale.
While the United Nations’ Strategic Development Goals includes promoting widespread implementation of sustainable and affordable broadband Internet access, People Centered Internet seeks to enhance the utility of the Internet’s applications and information to improve the lives of billions on this planet.
The permissionless innovation that the Internet invites is a key ingredient that enables contributions of innovators, wherever they are, to reach the global population of Internet users. Billions of users are getting their first taste of Internet utility through smart phones and, with increasingly-broadband access, through the use of tablets, laptops and other devices.
We are entering a period when artificial intelligence as a service is becoming a reality in the cloud computing domain. The Internet facilitates access to highly advanced applications – even if users are not located in proximity to them. As information accumulates in the Internet, more and more elaborate and sophisticated processing methods increase the value of the data contained in and accessible through the network. For example, 3D printing is inverting the means by which new designs and devices are produced, shipping device design data through the net to be produced at the edges and assembled by the recipients.
This is an era of increasing access to knowledge and know-how, providing new opportunities for economic growth and improved well-being on a global scale. We at People Centered Internet hope you will join us in delivering enhanced value from the Internet and its connected resources.