The Future of the Internet and how to Stop it

The Future of the Internet and how to Stop it
Title The Future of the Internet and how to Stop it PDF eBook
Author Jonathan Zittrain
Publisher
Pages 342
Release 2008
Genre Computers
ISBN 9780300144772

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Zittrain's extraordinary book pieces together the engine that has catapulted the Internet ecosystem into the prominence it has today--and explains that it is sputtering precisely because of its runaway success.

The Future of the Internet--And How to Stop It

The Future of the Internet--And How to Stop It
Title The Future of the Internet--And How to Stop It PDF eBook
Author Jonathan Zittrain
Publisher Yale University Press
Pages 353
Release 2008-10-01
Genre Law
ISBN 0300145349

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This extraordinary book explains the engine that has catapulted the Internet from backwater to ubiquity—and reveals that it is sputtering precisely because of its runaway success. With the unwitting help of its users, the generative Internet is on a path to a lockdown, ending its cycle of innovation—and facilitating unsettling new kinds of control. IPods, iPhones, Xboxes, and TiVos represent the first wave of Internet-centered products that can't be easily modified by anyone except their vendors or selected partners. These “tethered appliances” have already been used in remarkable but little-known ways: car GPS systems have been reconfigured at the demand of law enforcement to eavesdrop on the occupants at all times, and digital video recorders have been ordered to self-destruct thanks to a lawsuit against the manufacturer thousands of miles away. New Web 2.0 platforms like Google mash-ups and Facebook are rightly touted—but their applications can be similarly monitored and eliminated from a central source. As tethered appliances and applications eclipse the PC, the very nature of the Internet—its “generativity,” or innovative character—is at risk. The Internet's current trajectory is one of lost opportunity. Its salvation, Zittrain argues, lies in the hands of its millions of users. Drawing on generative technologies like Wikipedia that have so far survived their own successes, this book shows how to develop new technologies and social structures that allow users to work creatively and collaboratively, participate in solutions, and become true “netizens.”

The Future of the Internet

The Future of the Internet
Title The Future of the Internet PDF eBook
Author Jonathan Zittrain
Publisher Penguin UK
Pages 413
Release 2009-05-28
Genre Computers
ISBN 0141951818

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In The Future of the Internet: And How to Stop It Jonathan Zittrain explores the dangers the internet faces if it fails to balance ever more tightly controlled technologies with the flow of innovation that has generated so much progress in the field of technology. Zittrain argues that today's technological market is dominated by two contrasting business models: the generative and the non-generative. The generative models - the PCs, Windows and Macs of this world - allow third parties to build upon and share through them. The non-generative model is more restricted; appliances such as the xbox, iPod and tomtom might work well, but the only entity that can change the way they operate is the vendor. If we want the internet to survive we need to change. People must wake up to the risk or we could lose everything.

The Future of the Internet and how to Stop it

The Future of the Internet and how to Stop it
Title The Future of the Internet and how to Stop it PDF eBook
Author Jonathan L. Zittrain
Publisher
Pages 342
Release 2008
Genre Internet
ISBN

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The Future of the Internet: Ubiquity, mobility, security

The Future of the Internet: Ubiquity, mobility, security
Title The Future of the Internet: Ubiquity, mobility, security PDF eBook
Author Harrison Rainie
Publisher Cambria Press
Pages 678
Release 2008
Genre Information technology
ISBN 1604976152

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The Next Digital Decade

The Next Digital Decade
Title The Next Digital Decade PDF eBook
Author Berin Szoka
Publisher TechFreedom
Pages 578
Release 2011-06-10
Genre Computers
ISBN 0983820600

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The Future Internet

The Future Internet
Title The Future Internet PDF eBook
Author Jenifer Winter
Publisher Springer
Pages 232
Release 2015-12-14
Genre Computers
ISBN 331922994X

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Readers seeking to gain a handle on the internet's global expansion will find this book rich in scholarly foundations combined with cutting-edge discussion of emerging ICTs and services and the complex societal contexts in which they are embedded. To explore possibilities to the fullest extent, a sociotechnical systems approach is employed, focusing on the interplay of technical, social, cultural, political, and economic dynamics to explore alternative futures (ones that are not part of the dominant discourse about the internet). These shared perspectives are not well addressed elsewhere in current discussions. Awareness of these dynamics, and the fluidity of the future, is important, as humankind moves forward into the uncertain future. Due to the sociotechnical complexity of the Internet, policymakers, businesspeople, and academics worldwide have struggled to keep abreast of developments. This volume's approach is intended to stimulate dialogue between academics and practitioners on a topic that will affect most aspects of human life in the near-term future.