Larry Downes (who, like me, is a senior fellow at TechFreedom and a contributor to the excellent book, The Next Digital Decade: Essays on the Future of the Internet) and I taped an episode of Jim Glassman’s talking head show, Ideas in Action, a couple months ago, and it is airing this week on PBS stations around the country. Except in Portland, where I live. But have no fear–because the Internet remains sufficiently unregulated, you can get it right here. The topic is “The Next Digital Decade: How Will the Internet Change by 2020?” It’s a narrow topic. In the 27 minutes allotted, we manage to cover telecom regulation, antitrust, net neutrality, privacy, IP, standards, public choice theory, culture, political repression, technological innovation and a few more topics for good measure. Not to spoil the ending, but asked at the end what we thought the biggest danger to the Internet is in the coming decade, I answered errant antitrust enforcement (when the only tool you have is a hammer . . .); Larry answered privacy. Enjoy.
Watch me discuss the future of the Internet and its regulation on Ideas in Action
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