TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION IN
THE AGE OF THE INTERNET
Jeffrey A. Hart
Lecture prepared for delivery at theTransatlantic Poli...
About me
 Professor Emeritus of Political Science
 Taught at IU from 1981 to 2013
 Specialist in International Relation...
Internet Hosts, 1981-2012
Wired vs. Wireless Access
Internet Users by Region
World Map of Usage over a 24 Hour
Period in 2012: Red is High
What has changed?
 Faster and cheaper communications that are
increasingly global in scope
 Much lower barriers to formi...
Blurring of Regulatory
Boundaries
 Boundaries between previously separate
regulatory spaces are blurring
 Examples:
 Te...
Big Players vs. Little
Players
 Big Players: Google, Baidu, eBay, Ali Baba,
Facebook,Twitter,Weibo, Apple,Amazon
 Big In...
Policies that Effect
Innovation (for example)
 Antitrust, competition law enforcement
 Net neutrality, colocation, acces...
Transatlantic Issues
 Dominance of US-owned firms in important
markets
 Tax havens (e.g. Ireland)
 Rise of pirate parti...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Techinnovation

489 views
443 views

Published on

Lecture delivered at a meeting of the Transatlantic Policy Consortium, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, June 24, 2014.

Published in: Education, Technology
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
489
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
10
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
3
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Techinnovation

  1. 1. TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET Jeffrey A. Hart Lecture prepared for delivery at theTransatlantic Policy Consortium, Indiana University, Bloomington, June 24, 2014.
  2. 2. About me  Professor Emeritus of Political Science  Taught at IU from 1981 to 2013  Specialist in International Relations and International Political Economy  Web site: http://mypage.iu.edu/~hartj  You can access this lecture at: http://www.slideshare.net/hartjeff12/
  3. 3. Internet Hosts, 1981-2012
  4. 4. Wired vs. Wireless Access
  5. 5. Internet Users by Region
  6. 6. World Map of Usage over a 24 Hour Period in 2012: Red is High
  7. 7. What has changed?  Faster and cheaper communications that are increasingly global in scope  Much lower barriers to forming groups, especially groups that connect geographically dispersed people and institutions  New forms of collaboration, e.g. crowd-sourcing and crowd-funding; new forms of surveillance  The migration of many human activities that used to occur only in the physical world to “Cyberspace”
  8. 8. Blurring of Regulatory Boundaries  Boundaries between previously separate regulatory spaces are blurring  Examples:  Telephone networks vs. data networks  Print media vs. online media  Face to face vs. distance education  New infrastructures must be built to accommodate increasing demand for high- speed (broadband) services
  9. 9. Big Players vs. Little Players  Big Players: Google, Baidu, eBay, Ali Baba, Facebook,Twitter,Weibo, Apple,Amazon  Big Internet Service Providers (ISPs): AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, BT, FranceTelecom, etc.  Little firms (often innovative and often absorbed by the big players): e.g.Whatsapp, Snapchat, Instagram,YouTube, Oculus, etc.  Even smaller firms that can remain independent if sufficiently nimble
  10. 10. Policies that Effect Innovation (for example)  Antitrust, competition law enforcement  Net neutrality, colocation, access to the local loop  Subsidies for building out infrastructure  R&D and other science-related policies  Intellectual property rights regimes  Digital standards  Privacy rules and regulations
  11. 11. Transatlantic Issues  Dominance of US-owned firms in important markets  Tax havens (e.g. Ireland)  Rise of pirate parties  Variance in competition and intellectual property laws and enforcement practices  Other varieties of capitalism issues

×