H2K2 (2002): "Keynote: Siva Vaidhyanathan" (DVD)
Friday, July 12, 2002: 1:00 pm (Area "A"): "Life in a Distributed Age" - Distributed information systems of all kinds are challenging cultural and political assumptions. The moral of the story is that whether we like it or not, it's time to take anarchy seriously. We have spent the past 200 years thinking centralization of power and information was the greatest challenge to republican forms of government and corporatized commerce. But now, it should be clear, decentralization and encryption have emerged as the most important dynamics of power.