Communication in a Post-Internet Era

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It’s time for a new Weekly Wisdom!

As the lockdown continues, our thoughts turn to the question of communication.

Now, more than ever, the importance of communication for the human species is clear. We’re all on Zoom, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams and more; collaborating with colleagues, updating clients, and of course checking in on loved ones.

The internet changed the way we communicate, and Steve was fortunate enough to give a lecture, many years ago, with Tim Berners-Lee. This fascinating man invented the World Wide Web, shaping all our lives, changing the world as we know it.

But one of the most common questions he receives is this: what happens to us if the internet stops?

This intriguing question inspired Steve’s latest Weekly Wisdom video. So this week, he shows you how to make a foolproof communication device using yoghurt pots and string.

And who knows, in years to come the electric cables we see hanging over the world’s biggest cities could be replaced with hundred of metres of string – and we’ll all still be communicating, making plans, working hard, and sharing the love.

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