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For the past decade, Vint Cerf has worked at Google as the company's vice president and chief internet evangelist. But in the 1970s Cerf co-invented some of the technologies and standards that underpinned the creation of the internet, and are still in use today. Motherboard sat down with the Father of the Internet at a charity event benefiting the Canadian Hearing Society to talk about data breaches, the Internet of Things, and how companies such as Google are working on new initiatives to close the digital divide.
Digital technology has drastically impacted our lives. Beyond this new threshold of interconnectedness, we should consider digital technology’s impact on citizenship and the very nature of democracy in the future. When Gutenberg invented the printing press in 1436, he knew it would ease the labor of monks who spent all day manually copying the Bible.