TEDTalking: The Internet could crash. We need a Plan B


Location: 400 Geddes Hall

Danny Hillis: The Internet could crash. We need a Plan B
In the 1970s and 1980s, a generous spirit suffused the Internet, whose users were few and far between. But today, the net is ubiquitous, connecting billions of people, machines and essential pieces of infrastructure -- leaving us vulnerable to cyber-attack or meltdown. Internet pioneer Danny Hillis argues that the Internet wasn't designed for this kind of scale, and sounds a clarion call for us to develop a Plan B: a parallel system to fall back on if and when…..


WHAT: A weekly get together of graduate students to watch and discuss TED Talks on the broad theme of "science and society". Share insights on new and intriguing topics with students of history, ethics, science, and technology. Organized by graduate students in the GLOBES program based in the Reilly Center.

WHY: Promote exchange of ideas and perspectives across disciplines, in the spirit of the TEDTalks, ideas “meant to be shared with other curious minds.”

WHO: Open to graduate students in GLOBES & HPS programs and like-minded friends

WHERE: Rm 400 of the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, Geddes Hall

WHEN: Mondays at 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Refreshments courtesy of GLOBES

MORE: Schedule a practice talk or throw out an idea to the group. Learn how to communicate your own ideas in a compelling way. Contact Nick Bonneau (nbonneau@nd.edu) or Sheri Sanders (ssander5@nd.edu)