'This book is fundamental. It will define the debate about the future of the Internet, long after we haven't stopped it. Absolutely required reading' LAWRENCE LESSIG, AUTHOR OF FREE CULTURE AND THE FUTURE OF IDEAS
In the past ten years the Internet has revolutionized every aspect of our lives. But the future's not what it used to be.
For all the good the Internet has brought us, the bad is becoming overpowering. Spyware and viruses are everywhere, and tens of millions of computers are 'zombies' – remotely controlled by bots without their owners' knowledge.
Yet the greatest risk of all, Jonathan Zittrain explains, is that we might abandon this wild, anarchic web.
If we keep retreating into a more comfortable Internet, made secure by companies who decide for us what is and isn't safe (and accessed by Xboxes and iPhones instead of PCs), the results could be disastrous – the innovation and openness of an Internet where people can create as well as consume, finished.
The Future of the Internet shows how we could still save the good of the Internet, while making sure the bad has no future.
'A stirringly urgent call, and Zittrain backs it with a blackboard's worth of his own creative propositions' DAILY TELEGRAPH
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 07 / 2009
- 128 x 198mm