In his TED Talk, Peter Hirshberg, a Silicon Valley executive, entrepreneur and marketing specialist, gave a fascinating lecture on how the Cold War greatly sped up the advancement of computing. The same apprehension that TV executives feel today, he said their peers in the radio and the film industries knew that anxiety 60 years ago.
His bio states Hirshberg has advised Microsoft, AOL and NBC, plus he helped bring Apple along for the Internet.
Clay Shirky, below, says new technology doesn’t lead to world peace, but new ways of arguing. He talks about open-source and hosting services like GitHub, along with the implications for democratic governments.
See more great videos at http://www.ted.com/talks