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Metcalfe’s Law and the Ethernet

The man who helped create the Ethernet is speaking at this year’s star studded COSM conference

The man who helped create the Ethernet is speaking at this year’s star studded COSM conference in Bellevue, Washington. The winner of the prestigious 2022 Turing Award, Bob Metcalfe paved the way for billions of computers and now smartphones to be connected to the Internet. He is also known for the concept behind Metcalf’s Law, which states that the value of a network depends on the square of how many devices can use it. A true pioneer in the field of computing, you won’t want to miss Metcalfe at this year’s COSM conference. For now, here’s an interview between Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Jay Richards and Metcalf himself at COSM 2021. (REGISTER NOW FOR COSM 2023)

COSM is an exclusive national summit on the converging technologies remaking the world as we know it. From artificial intelligence to 5G and WiFi6, from tokenized time to blockchain, from cloud computing to the quantum revolution, and from biotech to the nanotech revolution, COSM brings together some of the greatest minds of our time to explore how technology intersects with international competitiveness, investing, government regulation, freedom, and the triumph of the human spirit. The conference is targeted toward anyone seeking to peer into the future of technology, including corporate senior executives, investors, researchers, and technologists.

We’ve been sharing a number of lectures from past COSM conferences. This video is just one of many you can find at the Bradley Center’s YouTube page. There you’ll find several lectures, interviews, and panels dealing with issues that range from economics, Big Tech, and artificial intelligence. Notable speakers include 2022 Kyoto Prize winner Carver Mead, venture capitalist Peter Thiel, and George Gilder, co-founder of Discovery Institute and author of Life After Capitalism: The Meaning of Wealth, the Future of the Economy, and the Time Theory of Money.

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Metcalfe’s Law and the Ethernet