iai plus banner

channels

Philosophy for our times: cutting edge debates and talks from the world's leading thinkers

The Internet is Not a Waffle Iron Connected to a Fax Machine

to get free unlimited access to all videos on iai tv and all articles on iai news, as well as advance notice of the events.
You can watch up to an hour of video per month and 20 mins of any one video without signing up.
You have watched half an hour of our debates and talks on iai tv. To watch more than an hour of video per month or more than 20 mins of any one video you need to join iai+. Joining iai+ is free and gives you free unlimited access to iai tv and iai news.
You have watched your maximum monthly limit of videos. Join iai+ to view an unlimited number of videos on iai tv and articles on iai news. Joining iai+ is free and only takes a minute.

Cory Doctorow.

The internet is not a waffle iron connected to a fax machine, it’s the nervous system of the 21st century. Boing Boing’s Cory Doctorow on making sure computers  say "Yes, master" and not "I can't let you do that, Dave."

"The William Gibson of his generation" Entertainment Weekly

Visions of Disaster and Perfection
Andrew Copson, Paul Kingsnorth, Kevin Warwick
Join the conversation

to post comments or join now (only takes a moment). Don't have an account? Sign in with Facebook, Twitter or Google to get started:

Eric Wood on 30/09/2013 6:57am

Amazing insight into a world of which has one of the biggest impacts on all of our lives and yet honestly most of us including myself haven't a clue how it works on the technical side..I do believe that the Internet and all forms of computer technology will either be the reason this world will prevail and overcome all barriers and allow us to unite in saving us from ourselves or it will become the ultimate tool we create that will cause the destruction of humanity itself. I can't help but think that we in the "Now" are totally unable to contemplate what our technology will become in the next 100 200 years. Eventually our technology of today, will be creating its own future technology..and hopefully we will be allowed to stay the rare and unique anomaly we are but i truly believe it is ultimately up to us. Men like Cory help open our eyes and minds and i hope he and others like him will always continue to remind us of the things that truly matter.. I truly thank you all and always ..THINK Openly, SPEAK bravely and LIVE freely!

Copy and paste the code below to embed or link to this video.

Embed:
Embed options
Link:
  • Video Seek
    Converted to a link which jumps to that point in the video
    Example: 00:34
  • Bold Text
    Example: [b]Bold[/b]
  • Italic Text
    Example: [i]Italics[/i]
  • Underlined Text
    Example: [u]Underlined[/u]
  • Website link
    Link to another website or URL
    Example: [url]http://www.website.com/[/url]

Rate this talk with three clicks. You can choose 3 words, or vote for the same word 3 times.

Why register with the iai?
  • All you can watch
    Unlimited access to hundreds of hours of debates and talks from the world's leading minds, all for free.
  • Have your say
    Join the iai community and engage in conversation and debate around the issues that matter.
  • Hear it first
    Be the first to hear about our video releases, articles and tickets to our festival HowTheLightGetsIn.