RC: It’ll be a combination, just like the world today is, of the things we do well internally, plus that external services it makes sense to avail ourselves of. Fortunately the Internet now provides this lingua franca -- from the biggest servers to the smallest mobile phones. Never before in history has that global interconnect been sitting there allowing everything to tap in.
IW: In your keynote, you showed slides of deserts in Africa and then prosperous communities with modern infrastructure. What were you trying to get across with that?
RC: I was trying to show the potential of connection. When disparate places in the world get connected, as soon as that connectivity is there, needs can get met. This is such a huge transformation in societal structure. It’s amazing how communities can form overnight now. We are literally too close to this revolution to see it clearly.