Master Mind Master Class with Brad Templeton (Part 1) - Hot computing topics

On the afternoon of March 2, 2016, futurist and internet pioneer/activist, Brad Templeton spoke to a room full of Science and Applied Science students. His afternoon talk covered a range of topics including the secret ingredients of the internet; the future of bandwidth, the reality of the "internet of things".

Brad Templeton

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Brad Templeton founded ClariNet Communications Corp., the first internet-based content company (sold to Individual Inc/Newsedge Corp.). ClariNet published an online electronic newspaper delivered for live reading on subscribers’ machines. He has been active in the internet community since 1979, participated in the building and growth of USENET from its earliest days, and in 1987 he founded and edited rec.humor.funny, the world’s most widely read computerized conference on that network, and today the world’s longest running blog. He has founded two software companies and is the author of a dozen packaged microcomputer software products.

He is a director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the leading civil rights advocacy group for cyberspace, and chaired the foundation from 2000 to 2010. He is track chair for computing and networks at Singularity University, a new multi-discliplinary school of rapidly changing technology, and was among the founding faculty. He writes and researches the future of automated transportation at Robocars.com and spent two years advising Google’s self-driving car team on strategy and future technologies. He is also on the board of the Foresight Institute (a nonprofit Nanotech think-tank) and technical advisor to delivery robot company Starship Technologies, BitTorrent, NewAer, and Quanergy. He is also a well known photographer and artist at Burning Man, and a popular speaker at international events on cars, online rights and other topics.