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There is an underlying, fundamental reliance on the Internet, which continues to grow in the number of users, country penetration and both fixed and wireless broadband access. — Vint Cerf

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It seems pretty clear that the Internet has an important economic role to play for China as it reaches out to the rest of the world. — Vint Cerf

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Movie distribution may very well have migrated fully to digital form by then, making a huge dent in the need to print film and physically distribute content. — Vint Cerf

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The post office doesn't guarantee delivery, but it tries really hard. It's called best efforts communication. If you put two postcards in the post-box, they don't necessarily come out then in the same order that you put them in. So, that means that there's potentially disorder with your delivery, and that's also true in the Internet. — Vint Cerf

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Remember, 'governance' is a big word that includes human rights, freedom of speech, economic transactions on a worldwide basis - it touches everything. It's everywhere, and that's why Internet governance is Topic A in many corners. — Vint Cerf

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We all know the Internet didn't explode until it became a commercial enterprise. Space communication will probably have the same characteristic. — Vint Cerf

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The Internet is brittle and fragile and too easy to take down. It's a conduit for criminal activity. We need international treaties to prosecute the bad guys, but we don't have them. — Vint Cerf

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At the roots, people are still people. That's why Shakespeare is so popular no matter what the language. — Vint Cerf

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Information flow is what the Internet is about. Information sharing is power. If you don't share your ideas, smart people can't do anything about them, and you'll remain anonymous and powerless. — Vint Cerf

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You don't have to know how to build an automobile or a television set or a laptop to know how to use it. — Vint Cerf

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We never, ever in the history of mankind have had access to so much information so quickly and so easily. — Vint Cerf

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Sorting through what social conventions we ought to adopt for the Internet is a pretty tricky and complicated topic. I think we are just going to live through a lot of these issues until we discover what social norms make sense. — Vint Cerf

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Yet in all those cases I finally steeled myself to seize the opportunity, and find a way to muddle through and eventually conclude that I had, in fact, chosen the right path, as risky as it seemed at the time. — Vint Cerf

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So, for me, working with larger companies has often been very satisfying, precisely because of the ability of bringing critical mass to bear on a given effort. — Vint Cerf

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When I helped to develop the open standards that computers use to communicate with one another across the Net, I hoped for but could not predict how it would blossom and how much human ingenuity it would unleash. — Vint Cerf

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The internet is a reflection of our society and that mirror is going to be reflecting what we see.

If we do not like what we see in that mirror the problem is not to fix the mirror, we have to fix society. — Vint Cerf

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To be honest, I joined Facebook as an experiment. I accepted all invitations just to see how many people would ask to be 'friends' - it quickly overwhelmed my time to process even the invitations and requests, let alone to actually go there and do anything. — Vint Cerf

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Today we have 1 billion users on the Net. By 2010 we will have maybe 2 billion. — Vint Cerf

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It may seem like sort of a waste of time to play 'World of Warcraft' with your son. But you're actually interacting with each other. You're solving problems. They may seem like simple problems, but you're solving them. You're posed with challenges that you have to overcome. You're on a quest to gain certain capabilities. — Vint Cerf

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The government has a responsibility to protect society, to help maintain society. That's why we have laws ... The rule of law creates a set of standards for our behavior. — Vint Cerf

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The internet has become one of the motors of the 21st century economy, allowing all of us to reach a global audience at a click of a mouse and creating hundreds of thousands of businesses and millions of jobs. — Vint Cerf

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When I joined Google, they asked me what title I wanted. I said, 'What about archduke?' They said, 'Well, that didn't meet our nomenclature. Why don't you be our Chief Internet Evangelist?' This was in 2005. — Vint Cerf

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Governments should look at investment in broadband as a national priority on the grounds that having broadband access for virtually everyone creates opportunities for the development of the economy that wouldn't otherwise be available. — Vint Cerf

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I wore a coat and tie all through high school: my way of being rebellious in the late 1950s. — Vint Cerf

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We will have more Internet, larger numbers of users, more mobile access, more speed, more things online and more appliances we can control over the Internet. — Vint Cerf

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History is rife with examples of governments taking actions to 'protect' their citizens from harm by controlling access to information and inhibiting freedom of expression and other freedoms outlined in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We must make sure, collectively, that the Internet avoids a similar fate. — Vint Cerf

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There is a project that's underway called the interplanetary Internet. It's in operation between Earth and Mars. It's operating on the International Space Station. It's part of the spacecraft that's in orbit around the Sun that's rendezvoused with two planets. — Vint Cerf

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Commercialization of assets off the planet would mutually reinforce the growth of interplanetary communication. — Vint Cerf

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While the United States has never decreed that everyone has a 'right' to a telephone, we have come close to this with the notion of 'universal service' - the idea that telephone service (and electricity, and now broadband Internet) must be available, even in the most remote regions of the country. — Vint Cerf

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There's nothing special about wireless networks except that wireless capacity is sometimes less than what you can get, for example, from optical fiber. — Vint Cerf

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One thing we know for sure is that the Web is a collaborative medium unlike any we've ever had before. We see people working together, playing together, interacting in social settings using these media. We hope that will emerge as the new tool for education. — Vint Cerf

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There's an old maxim that says, 'Things that work persist,' which is why there's still Cobol floating around. — Vint Cerf

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First of all, in terms of investment in Internet-related developments, venture capitalists - once burned - are now very cautious and are investing in areas that actually make business sense. — Vint Cerf

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We live in a very complex world. — Vint Cerf

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In a small company, you often see a lot more of what goes on in a broader range of things. And that's good. — Vint Cerf

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Internet and government is Topic A in every nation, all around the world. There is the question of getting the Internet built. That involves persuading government to have regulatory policies. It involves new technology to bring the Internet to rural places. — Vint Cerf

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The Internet has introduced an enormously accessible and egalitarian platform for creating, sharing and obtaining information on a global scale. As a result, we have new ways to allow people to exercise their human and civil rights. — Vint Cerf

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Although I've had several major career changes, I was extremely hesitant about making some of them. — Vint Cerf

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In the earliest days, this was a project I worked on with great passion because I wanted to solve the Defense Department's problem: it did not want proprietary networking and it didn't want to be confined to a single network technology. — Vint Cerf

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But what we all have to learn is that we can't do everything ourselves. — Vint Cerf

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We have already discovered how quickly we become dependent on the Internet and its applications for business, government and research, so it is not surprising that we are finding that we can apply this technology to enable or facilitate our social interactions as well. — Vint Cerf

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I expect to see a lot of household appliances on the Net by 2010, as well as autos and other mobile devices. — Vint Cerf

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No matter what you do, any country in the world is going to have the ability to set its own rules internally. Any country in the world can pull the plug. It's not a question of technical issues, it's not a question of right or wrong, it's not a question of whether global Internet governance is right or wrong. It's just with us. — Vint Cerf

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I was very nervous about going up to teach at Stanford and very nervous even about going to ARPA. — Vint Cerf

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In 1973, the only cryptographic technology we could get our hands on was classified. — Vint Cerf

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You should know that I've been hearing-impaired, not quite since birth, but I've been wearing hearing aids since I was 13, so I'm very conscious of the difficulty of voice communication. — Vint Cerf

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There was something amazingly enticing about programming. — Vint Cerf

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When I first joined Google in October of 2005, I was warned that I shouldn't be offended if people were doing their e-mails while a meeting was going on. — Vint Cerf

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85% of all video we watch is pre-recorded, so you can set your system to download it all the time. You're still going to need live television for certain things - like news, sporting events and emergencies - but increasingly it is going to be almost like the iPod, where you download content to look at later. — Vint Cerf

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One thing that I can tell you that we have not done very well is to build in broadcast capability into the network, and we don't take advantage of broadcast radio. — Vint Cerf

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I want more Internet. I want every one of the 6 billion people on the planet to be able to connect to the Internet - I think they will add things to it that will really benefit us all. — Vint Cerf

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Improving the Internet is just one means, albeit an important one, by which to improve the human condition. It must be done with an appreciation for the civil and human rights that deserve protection - without pretending that access itself is such a right. — Vint Cerf

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With Internet technology you can capture a photo, a quote, or an article, store it locally and upload it into the Net more than once, if you wish, to multiple sites. Can you imagine then forcing the search engines to somehow not index that information? — Vint Cerf

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The bottom-up, loosely-coupled, bilateral and multi-stakeholder practices that have created the network of networks we call the Internet allow for a broad range of business models. — Vint Cerf

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Their Internet usage is growing very rapidly, and even they can do the math: If everyone in China needed an IPv4 address - just one - this country would use up one third of the entire public IP address space. — Vint Cerf

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Virtually any appliance is going to be online. Appliances will talk to each other and to the power-generation system. Our appliances will pay attention to our preferences. — Vint Cerf

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One of my favorite books is 'The Swiss Family Robinson.' The reason is, I'm fascinated by the postapocalyptic recovery. What do we do in a disaster? How do we make do? — Vint Cerf

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What is special about VOIP is that it's just another thing you can do on the Internet, whereas it is the only thing - or nearly the only thing with the exception of the dial-up modem and fax - that you can do on the public switched telephone network. — Vint Cerf

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There's a tremendous amount of energy in Japan and, increasingly, in China. — Vint Cerf

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The Internet browser is the most susceptible to viruses. The browser is naive about downloading and executing software. Google is trying to help by releasing the Chrome browser as open source. — Vint Cerf

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Will we shoot virtually at each other over the Internet? Probably not. On the other hand, there may be wars fought about the Internet. — Vint Cerf

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There has been a substitution of ideology for fact and scientific and engineering data in this administration. — Vint Cerf

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My reaction to a lot of the current situation that we're in is based in part on a serious concern that the present administration's course ignores reality. — Vint Cerf

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Given that my title at Google is Chief Internet Evangelist, I feel like there is this great challenge before me because we have three billion users, and there are seven billion people in the world. — Vint Cerf

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While many governments are committed to maintaining flexible regimes for fast-moving Internet technologies, some others have been quite explicit about their desire to put a single U.N. or other intergovernmental body in control of the Net. — Vint Cerf

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The Internet lives where anyone can access it. — Vint Cerf

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I used to tell jokes about Internet-enabled lightbulbs. I can't tell jokes about it anymore - there already is an Internet-connected lightbulb. — Vint Cerf

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Written communication is a tremendous help for me, and so when electronic mail was invented in '71, I got very excited about it, thinking well, gee, the deaf community could really use this, or the hard-of-hearing community as well. — Vint Cerf

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Writing software is a very intense, very personal thing. You have to have time to work your way through it, to understand it. Then debug it. — Vint Cerf

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The immediacy of the mobile changes it from what we're accustomed to in the personal computing world to something that's instantaneous ... What's interesting and powerful about the mobile environment is that it's connected to services on the Internet. This augments both platforms. — Vint Cerf

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The Internet of Things tell us that a lot of computer-enabled appliances and devices are going to become part of this system, too: appliances that you use around the house, that you use in your office, that you carry around with yourself or in the car. That's the Internet of Things that's coming. — Vint Cerf

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Choosing a single most important development is incredibly hard to do because a lot of different things had to happen before the Internet could be deployed in the fashion it is today. — Vint Cerf

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There is a high bar for something to be considered a human right. Loosely put, it must be among the things we as humans need in order to lead healthy, meaningful lives, like freedom from torture or freedom of conscience. — Vint Cerf

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Although the FCC has tried to introduce net neutrality rules to avoid abusive practices like favoring your own services over others, they have struggled because there has been more than one court case in which it was asserted the FCC didn't have the authority to punish ISPs for abusing their control over the broadband channel. — Vint Cerf

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Instant messaging and chat rooms have basically created a level playing field for deaf people. — Vint Cerf

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For systems in which you already have a lot of hardware and software, change is difficult. That's why apps are so popular. — Vint Cerf

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Allowing a handful of broadband carriers to determine what people see and do online would fundamentally undermine the features that have made the Internet such a success, and could permanently compromise the Internet as a platform for the free exchange of information, commerce, and ideas. — Vint Cerf

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The idea that you can somehow erase the Internet is silly. — Vint Cerf

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Yet we still see continuous reports of bugs. — Vint Cerf

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Privacy may actually be an anomaly. — Vint Cerf

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It doesn't matter if it's a wireless or wired network. I think network management can be introduced that is equally sensible. — Vint Cerf

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You don't have to be young to learn about technology. You have to feel young. — Vint Cerf

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Google Apps for Education is a suite of applications intended to be helpful to higher level educational institutions, but in the long run, I think Google has a role to play in helping to assemble relevant content for classroom use. — Vint Cerf

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It's the Industrial Revolution and the growth of urban concentrations that led to a sense of anonymity. — Vint Cerf

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The first commercial routers came out about 1986, and services came in 1987. — Vint Cerf

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Henry Kissinger once told me he was very concerned about the Internet's impact on people's ability to absorb information in a concentrated way, because we've become accustomed to looking up something, getting a snippet and being satisfied with that - as opposed to reading through and considering a weighty tome that goes into great depth. — Vint Cerf

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The big deal about the Internet design was you could have an arbitrary large number of networks so that they would all work together. — Vint Cerf

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Some people argue we should solve all the problems on Earth before going off the planet, but that's like telling Lewis and Clark to stay put until the rest of the East was settled. No way. — Vint Cerf

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The idea was that you could grow a system like the Internet one network at a time and then interconnect them. In some sense, the most important thing was the invention of the architecture protocols that enabled the Internet. — Vint Cerf

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Sleep is a waste of time. — Vint Cerf

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At some point, you can't lift this boulder with just your own strength. And if you find that you need to move bigger and bigger boulders up hills, you will need more and more help. — Vint Cerf

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We had no idea that this would turn into a global and public infrastructure. — Vint Cerf

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It's important that the adults appreciate that young people are capable of doing really astounding work. — Vint Cerf

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In a town of 3,000 people, there is no privacy. Everybody knows what everybody is doing. — Vint Cerf

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I think exploring the Internet's - and the Web's - ability to facilitate personal linkages is remarkable; and expect to see additional social networking applications and services emerge. — Vint Cerf

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The Internet is a really big tent. In theory, it can support the full range of models, one of which is, 'Here's my information and I'm happy you can use it,' and the other one is, 'Here's the information and you can't have it unless you pay me for it,' and perhaps some things in-between. There is a full spectrum of models. — Vint Cerf

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The net's future is far from assured, and history offers much warning. Within a few decades of Gutenberg's creation, princes and priests moved to restrict the right to print books. — Vint Cerf

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Free is not going to go away. Either the advertising model will still work, or there will still be literally hundreds of millions of people who want to put their information on the Net and want people to have access to it. — Vint Cerf

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In 1970, there was a single telephone company in the United States called AT&T, and its technology was called circuit switching, and that was all any telecom engineer worried about. — Vint Cerf

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There is an odd mix of permeability and impermeability in the Net. You won't be able to communicate with everyone, and not every application will be accessible to everyone. — Vint Cerf