Global Village (die Konferenzen)
Global Village 1993
Global Village 1995
Global Village 1996
Global Village 1999
1999 waren wir beteiligt an der NGO Internet Fiesta und - in neuer Zusammensetzung - an "Global Village 99" Das geplante 4. internationale Global Village Symposium mußte leider abgesagt und auf unbestimmte Zeit vertagt werden.

3rd International Symposium GLOBAL VILLAGE


Global Networking and Local Development
Using Cyberspace to Build Sustainable Living space

February 13 - 16, 1997, Wappensaal, Vienna City Hall

Global Net Access Solutions for the Entire Planet

Samuel R. Schubert


Intro: complications with the theme and its relevance in the context of the Global Village idea. Goal: to give overview and inspire questions as well as to confuse.

Synopsis: an overview of the current status of connecting to and using the Net including discussions of the problems, the "realities" and the solutions that are out there.

  1. Status of Official Connectivity (Global/Regional/Country)
    1. Current Methods / Costs Dial-Up; Dedicated
    2. On-Going-Projects (Sums, deadlines, goals) Satellits; Africa, Asia, Latin America, CIS , Europe, North-America
  2. Theoretical Impact of Global Connectivity Status
    1. Individual Connectivity Political / Economic Liberty and Opportunity; Monitoring and Security
    2. Corporate Connectivity Greater Reach / Faster Reaction / Increased Specilization / Clustering
  3. Effective Impact of GCS
    1. Political/ Economic Impact Political Target / Regulation; VON - The Telecom Companies - Taxes and you
    2. Major discrepancy in accessibility through lack of technology know how Why; Who is doing What; What the individual must do;
    3. Massive Cost differential Virtually free in North-America; Expensive in Europe; Absurd in the Developing World; Why? Government Control of PTT / Economic Feudalism
    4. Real Projects and Examples International Business Network / UNIDO Business Guides / SPINNet Politics of the Bizaare vs. ¨The Town Meeting¨ The Artist, the Internet and Business Kill thy enemy - the value of a list
  4. Where we are going
    1. Changes in the underlying communications infrastructure Swith from Cable to Areal to Cable
    2. Political / Economic Ramifications Greater Liberty vs. Easier Tracking; Greater Opportunity vs. Increased Competition; Greater Speaking Power
    3. The Actors I. Governments II. Companies III. Individuals IV. Local communities and governments
  5. Conclusion
    1. The Internet Impact on Political / Economic / Social Evolution
    2. Censorship, Privacy and Activism (¨We the People...In order to form a more perfect union¨)
    3. ¨The Super Highway¨ or ¨The Massive Toll Road¨
    4. What about Bill? - The Corporate Roll
    5. What you should know for the future - where you should go to learn
    6. Will the Internet last? and for how long?