Sun Microsystems “Participation Age” event at U.N.

The Participation Age is all about access, built on a model of networked human beings who share, interact, and solve problems, via telephone, internet, and a myriad of other ways of connecting. Their participation creates ideas, information, opportunities, and value-social and economic-everywhere on the network.

The discussion, that was organised by Sun Microsystems and took place at the United Nations on June 6, was moderated by David Kirkpatrick, Senior Editor of Internet and Technology at Fortune Magazine. He was joined by:

  • John Gage, chief researcher at Sun Microsystems and member of the United Nations Information and Communications Technology Taskforce
  • Dr. Djibril Diallo, chair of the United Nations series of youth leadership summits
  • Justin Shaffer, VP and Chief Architect for Major League Baseball Advanced Media L.P.
  • Andrew Zolli, technologist and futurist-in-residence at National Public Radio and National Geographic
  • Chris Anderson, Founder of TED

The event is available in audiocast (Real Player) and as a transcript (PDF, 132 kb, 47pp).
See also this interview with Jonathan Schwartz, CEO of Sun Microsystems, on the same topic.

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