Vint Cerf and the Interplanetary Internet

Posted on Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 16:16


An Interesting article on the Interplanetary Internet. Giving me tonnes of ideas for a slew of stories I REALLY should be writing (instead of reading and promoting my last trilogy)…

Originally posted on Dad2059's Webzine of Science Fiction, Science Fact and Esoterica:

This is an interview with the true inventor of the InnerTubes.

Not Al Gore.

From Wired:

When some future Mars colonist is able to open his browser and watch a cat in a shark suit chasing a duck while riding a roomba, they will have Vint Cerf to thank.

In his role as Google’s chief internet evangelist, Cerf has spent much of his time thinking about the future of the computer networks that connect us all. And he should know. Along with Bob Kahn, he was responsible for developing the internet protocol suite, commonly known as TCP/IP, that underlies the workings of the net. Not content with just being a founding father of the internet on this planet, Cerf has spent years taking the world wide web out of this world.

Working with NASA and JPL, Cerf has helped develop a new set of protocols that can…

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