TITLE: When Things Start to Think
SPEAKER: Neil Gershenfeld
EVENT DATE: 03/28/2005
RUNNING TIME: 87 minutes
Neil Gershenfeld, the eighth and final speaker in this series, presented his concept, Internet Zero (0), and proposed a new infrastructure for the existing Internet that would give an IP address to all electronic devices -- from light bulbs to Internet addresses and URLs -- and interconnect them directly, thereby eliminating much intermediating code and server technology.
The moderators and coordinators for these events are Deanna Marcum, Associate Librarian for Library Services at the Library of Congress and Derrick de Kerckhove, holder of the Harissios Papamarkou Chair in Education and Technology at the John W. Kluge Center.
Speaker Biography: Neil Gershenfeld is the director of the Center for Bits and Atoms at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of "When Things Start to Think."