Tonight: The ‘Father of the Internet’ at the California Academy of Sciences

April 29th, 2015

It’s likely no coincidence the Architect in The Matrix looks like Vinton Cerf: Cerf is widely known as the “father of the internet” for his role in co-designing the internet’s fundamental architecture and protocols. Now a Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, he will be speaking at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, tonight, about the future of The Internet of Things.

Here’s more on the Cerf’s “Conversations with Science” talk:

The first version of the Internet was about data created by people, while the next version is about data created by things. The Internet of Things describes a world of devices from cars to light bulbs that communicate with a central network and with one another. When most of us think about the concept of being connected, we think about our phones, tablets and computers. The IoT describes a world where just about anything can connect and communicate with anything else in an intelligent way. It’s a world that communicates without the direct participation of humans making millions of “decisions” that can help make the world a better place by reducing waste, loss and costs. Vinton Cerf is the 2015 Annual Claire Matzger Lilienthal Distinguished Lecturer.

Individual Tickets: Academy Members $24 | Non-Members $27 | To reserve a place today, buy a ticket online or over the phone at 415.392.4400 This series takes place at the historic Nourse Theatre located at 275 Hayes Street in San Francisco. Space is limited and advanced purchase is recommended. Get your tickets here.