Intertitle: What are your hopes for the future Internet? Your fears? What action should be taken now for the best future?
Elise Gerich: So I really hope that the Internet can continue to have connectivity without bifurcation. That we don’t have little Internets everywhere. That was kind of what networking was before we started the TCP/IP network. That you know, you had a DECnet, you had an Energy Sciences Network and you had a NASA Sciences Network. And they didn’t always communicate. So the connectivity was kind of choppy. So I’m really hoping for the future that the Internet can continue to be this collaborative and cooperative venture, with open communications. And I think sometimes politics gets in the way. So I hope that the politicians will be smart enough not to ruin that.
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