Journalist Andrew Blum presents an insightful and thought-provoking Internet keynote speech. Perplexed by the idea that the Internet is really nothing more than a screen, he set out to discover the world beyond his computer and iPhone.
What he found was a large number of cables and wires connected all over the world, from Halifax to Ireland and Africa to Singapore. And these wires are the sole reason the notion of a "global village" now exists. These cables are responsible for the entirely new set of protocols that control almost every facet and interaction of life today -- shopping, business, government, education, culture and relationships.
Blum's Internet keynote speech effectively captures the magnitude of the Internet and its presence in the world today. His speech reminds audiences that when broken down, this global connected world is nothing more than a just bunch of wires and cables.