The Internet Today and Tomorrow: Social Implications of Evolving Technology

The Internet Today and Tomorrow:
Social Implications of Evolving Technology

Tuesday, February 3 at 4 p.m.
George Mason University School of Law, Room 121
3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
(Orange Line: Virginia Square-GMU Metro)

Senior Research Scientist, MIT

Professor Clark, a distinguished scientist whose work on "end-to-end" connectivity is widely cited as the architectural blueprint of the Internet, looks to the future. Focusing on the dynamics of advanced communications -- the role of social networking, problems security and broadband access, and the industrial implications of network virtualization and overlays - Clark here tackles new forces shifting regulation and market structure.

David Clark is Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. In the forefront of Internet development since the early 1970s, Dr. Clark was Chief Protocol Architect in 1981-1989, and then chaired the Internet Activities Board. A past chairman of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academies, Dr. Clark is co-director of the MIT Communications Futures Program.

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The Information Economy Project at George Mason University sits at the intersection of academic research and public policy, producing peer-reviewed scholarly research, as well as hosting conferences and lectures with prominent thinkers in the Information Economy. The project brings the discipline of law and economics to telecommunications policy. More information about the project is available at