Connecting the Next Billion

The internet changes lives, but only 3.2 billion people are online. What will it take to connect the next billion, and what kind of experiences await them? Author, environmentalist and technology pioneer Stewart Brand joins Facebook's chief product officer Chris Cox to talk about connecting the world, learning from newcomers—and how the next generation of immersive technologies is already here.

Festival: 2016

Watch and Listen: World

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The Trump Administration has said that “all options are on the table” in North Korea. What actually are the options,... See more
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Authoritarian populists are gaining power from Ankara to Athens, from Warsaw to Washington. Meanwhile, popular support... See more
This talk rethinks refugees as a potential economic benefit to the societies that host them, rather than simply passive... See more
It’s been called one of the worst self-inflicted political wounds of modern times. British Prime Minister Theresa May,... See more

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