Sep 16, 2020

Digital Dark Age: Are we surfing down one?

  • Dr. Vint Cerf Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google

    Dr. Vint Cerf
    Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google

To assess and understand the possibility of a digital dark age, the consequences of one and if it is possible to prevent it.

Context

Dr. Cerf is regarded as one of the “fathers of the internet” and a pioneer who has been at the cutting edge of digital evolution for over five decades. He is a winner of the Turing Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Marconi Prize and will explore the idea and reality of a Digital Dark Age at the 85th Synergia forum.

Key Questions:

  • What are the factors that could make a Digital Dark Age inevitable?
  • How does the world prepare for or prevent one?
  • What is the future of technology and humanity in such an age? 

 

Experts

Dr. Vint Cerf
Dr. Vint Cerf
Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google