The Technical and Societal Implications of Networking: A Personal Perspective


Presentation at the Fourth Annual ECAR/HP Summer Symposium for Higher Education IT Executives, July 13-15, 2005, New Castle Island, New Hampshire. As early as 1996, Farber advised us about the internationalization of networks, saying that "photons have neither morals nor visas." In this talk, Farber shares his thoughts on the state of networking and on complex social issues such as convergence and internationalization and the trade-offs between safety and liberty in the network context.

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