The World Is Flat 3.0, MIT Lecture

If you’ve spent any time on the net, or in lecture halls you’ve probably come across the world is flat theory.

Essentially what it boils down to is that, with personal computers, the development of standardized code and the internet that innovation and business isn’t just coming from companies any more. It’s coming from people. Hence the move from a world were everything moves from the top down to where everything moves side to side

Could that mean that after years of a trickle-down effect (It’s warm but you wouldn’t want to drink it) we’re finally getting a puddle (It’s wet but you wouldn’t want to stand in it)?

Perhaps so but here’s the lecture from Steven Lerman, which was recorded at MIT

He basically covers the following points:

  • The development of the flat world
  • What’s happening now
  • Why he thinks the green ‘revolution’ is not a true revolution and why we should stop mucking about

At 48 minutes it’s pretty long but well worth a watch.

MIT World has a whole lot of lectures, and even full courses, that are free for the taking as well if you’re interested.


~ by talkincode on June 29, 2008.

One Response to “The World Is Flat 3.0, MIT Lecture”

  1. […] revolution (although Steve Lerman, the author of The World Is Flat, would argue that it’s a green party) at the same time. Get your world mobile and green at the same time with the high capacity solar […]

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