"There is Plenty of Room at the Top"
George Dyson was asked to kick off this year's PICNIC Festival and put the theme of 'New Ownership' into an historical perspective. Take a look at 'the shift from top down to bottom up' through the eyes of the technology historian.
George Dyson explores how the Internet as a complex and decentralised system is fuelling a shift from top down to bottom up. At the same time, however, he questions whether this shift is a brief interlude before centralized control systems re-emerge and create a top-down reality again.