100% Internet
Access:
Balancing Risk and
Reward
Steve Song
@stevesong iWeek 2013
iWeek 2009
iWeek 2011
Cape Town TVWS Pilot
Stages of Truth
1. This is worthless nonsense
(2009)
2. This is an interesting, but
perverse, point of view (2011)
3. This...
Predictability
2009
African Undersea Cables
2014
On Predictability
Previously
Unimportant
Mobile phones
WiFi
Mobile Broadband
Tablets
Dynamic Spectrum
Previously
Important...
Antifragility
Nassim
Nicolas
Taleb
The opposite of
fragile is not
tough or
robust or
bulletproof. It
is something
that grows
stronger wh...
So what kinds of things
are Antifragile?
Netflix is
Anti-
fragile
The Unlicensed
Antifragile Ecosystem
Distribution of Android smartphone-originated
traffic across cellular and Wi-Fi networks, Jan 2013
Wi-Fi delivers over three-quarters of
all UK smartphone data
Maslow’s
Hierarchy
Of Needs
(revised)
Skin in
the game
Influence and Personal
Risk – a Disconnect
"At no point in
history have so
many
non-risk-takers,
that is, those with
no pe...
Shuttleworth
Foundation
Fellowship
“skin in
the
game”
Predictability
Antifragility
Skin in the game
ImageCredits
Prism, Dawn Light Sanctuary by Ingrid Truemper
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ingridt/5551456055/
BY SA
Telepho...
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My talk at iWeek 2013 (http://www.iweek.org.za/programme-2013/) in which I discuss universal Internet access from the perspective of Nassim Nicholas Taleb's concept of AntiFragility.

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Affordable Access, Antifragility, and Skin in the Game

  1. 1. 100% Internet Access: Balancing Risk and Reward Steve Song @stevesong iWeek 2013
  2. 2. iWeek 2009
  3. 3. iWeek 2011
  4. 4. Cape Town TVWS Pilot
  5. 5. Stages of Truth 1. This is worthless nonsense (2009) 2. This is an interesting, but perverse, point of view (2011) 3. This is true, but quite unimportant (2013) 4. I always said so. (2014?) J. B. S. Haldane (1892-1964)
  6. 6. Predictability
  7. 7. 2009 African Undersea Cables 2014
  8. 8. On Predictability Previously Unimportant Mobile phones WiFi Mobile Broadband Tablets Dynamic Spectrum Previously Important WiMax ISDN ATM
  9. 9. Antifragility
  10. 10. Nassim Nicolas Taleb The opposite of fragile is not tough or robust or bulletproof. It is something that grows stronger when stressed. Antifragile
  11. 11. So what kinds of things are Antifragile?
  12. 12. Netflix is Anti- fragile
  13. 13. The Unlicensed Antifragile Ecosystem
  14. 14. Distribution of Android smartphone-originated traffic across cellular and Wi-Fi networks, Jan 2013
  15. 15. Wi-Fi delivers over three-quarters of all UK smartphone data
  16. 16. Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs (revised)
  17. 17. Skin in the game
  18. 18. Influence and Personal Risk – a Disconnect "At no point in history have so many non-risk-takers, that is, those with no personal exposure, exerted so much control."-- Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  19. 19. Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowship “skin in the game”
  20. 20. Predictability Antifragility Skin in the game
  21. 21. ImageCredits Prism, Dawn Light Sanctuary by Ingrid Truemper http://www.flickr.com/photos/ingridt/5551456055/ BY SA Telephone Box by Vissago http://www.flickr.com/photos/vissago/4249091962/ BY NC Antenna Setup by Razvan Caliman http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsk/2760922792/# BY Fibre Optic Sensors by PNNL http://www.flickr.com/photos/pnnl/3638446385/ BY NC SA Reserved Parking Licensed from iStockPhoto http://www.istockphoto.com Cat skeleton by Jeremy Yoder https://secure.flickr.com/photos/jbyoder/3922970655/ BY NC Mark Shuttleworth https://secure.flickr.com/photos/trancept/4141285197/sizes/t/in/photostream/ BY NC SA SAA A340 by Aero Icarus https://secure.flickr.com/photos/46423105@N03/6091150164/ BY SA
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