Vint Cerf Pt. 2

July 15, 2014 - Vint Cerf 07/15/2014 Views: 19,654

Vint Cerf reflects on the unexpected mass popularity of the Internet and the challenges that come with maintaining it. (3:31)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY.

FATHER OF THE INTERNET VINTCERF.

IS THE AUTHOR OF THE MATRIXRELOADED, IS HE WITH US?

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU'RE

NOT IN THE MATRIX?

(APPLAUSE)I KNOW KARATE

(LAUGHTER)DID YOU HAVE ANY IDEA OF THE

IMPACT THIS COULD HAVE?

BY THE TIME YOU TURNED IT ON IN1983 AND SAID, OKAY, IT'S

WORKING, DID YOU HAVE A SENSE OFTHE IMPACT YOU WOULD HAVE

BECAUSE 3 BILLION PEOPLE USE IT,IT'S ONLY GOING TO EXPAND.

I UNDERSTAND YOU'RE WORKING ONNOW AT JET PROPULSION

LABORATORIES ESTABLISH ANINTERPLANETARY PROTOCOL?

JESUS HAS INFLUENCED A FEWPEOPLE.

MOHAMED MADE HIS IMPACT ON THEPLANET, BUDDHA'S DONE A THING OR

TWO BUT I ONLY KNOW THOSE THREEBECAUSE I LOOKED IT UP ON

WIKIPEDIA(LAUGHTER)

SO ARE YOU AND BOB CONN, THEOTHER GUY, ARE YOU TECHNOLOGICAL

PROPHETS?

>> I THINK IT WOULD BE CLOSER TOSAY WE'RE SCIENTISTS, WE'RE

EXPERIMENTERS AND WE'RE TRYINGTO DEVICE SOMETHING THAT WOULD

WORK AND NOW WE'RE ENGINEERS ATTRYING TO EXPAND THIS THING,

MAKE IT WORK BETTER FOREVERYBODY.

AND OF COURSE WE HAVE A PROBLEM.

WHEN HE FIRST DID THE DESIGN, WEDIDN'T KNOW HOW MANY THINGS

WOULD BE ON THE INTERNET.

>> Stephen: HOW MANY THINGSARE ON THE INTERNET?

>> I DON'T KNOW, BUT I KNOWWE'VE RUN OUT OF ADDRESSES FOR

THEM.

THE PROBLEM IS WE THOUGHT4.3 BILLION WOULD BE ENOUGH --

>> Stephen: IS THAT HOW MANYI.P. ADDRESSES THERE ARE?

>> 4.3 BILLION.

IT'S A 32-BYTE NUMBER AND THAT'SWHAT WE STARTED WITH.

WE RAN OUT OF THE NUMBERS IN2011 SO WE INVENTED ANOTHER

VERSION WITH 128 BYTES OFADDRESS IN THEM.

THEM.

I'LL DO THE MATH.

>> Stephen: GO AHEAD(LAUGHTER)

(DOING MATH OUT LOUD)>> Stephen: SO IS THAT ENOUGH

OF NUMBER BYTES?

>> WELL, I HOPE SO BECAUSETHAT'S ALL WE'VE GOT RIGHT NOW

IS THE TEN TO THE 38th ADDRESSES.

>> Stephen: AS THE FATHER OFTHE INTERNET WOULD YOU LIKE TO

APOLOGIZE FOR THE COMMENTSECTION ON YAHOO NEWS?

VERBAL WAR CRIMES!

(LAUGHTER)VINT CERF, THANK YOU FOR GIVING

US SOMETHING TO SURF.

THANK YOU.

(APPLAUSE)THANK YOU SO MUCH!

VINT CERF, INTERNET EVANGELIST,FATHER OF THE INTERNET!

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK!