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

The 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival closes out with notable speakers and final thoughts. See more
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