Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, is giving a Distinguished Public Lecture titled "Internet: Past, Present and Future."


We will cover about 70 years of past and future Internet “history” — beginning with the Arpanet and moving along the terrestrial Internet trajectory, present and emerging policy and technical challenges and finally move to the interplanetary Internet project. Along the way, we will encounter anecdotes and personal recollections of the Internet’s evolution and projections for the future.

If there is time, we’ll touch on AI and heterogeneous and quantum computing. The Internet is more than a technology. It is a social and economic eco-system with many institutions created at need. It has brought to global attention the importance of accountability as well as personal privacy.