What’s beyond Web 2.0? Find out when Jon Lebkowsky explores the "The Future of the Internet". Will it continue to expand exponentially and become the global, unifying and equalizing network – enabling freedom of speech and commerce the world over? Or will it splinter under government restrictions and corporate control?
Jon will talk about the trends and driving forces that are shaping the Internet and present a consideration of possible outcomes.
Jon Lebkowsky is an author, entrepreneur, social commentator and cultural maven focused on the social web, collaborative technologies, media, advocacy, sustainability, and futures studies.
Jon’s been an Internet professional for over two decades. In 1991 he co-founded FringeWare, Inc. the first company to attempt e-commerce. He was involved and worked with bOING bOING, HotWired, The Whole Earth Catalog, Electric Minds, and many other web and cyberculture projects and endeavors during the World Wide Web’s first decade. In the late 90s, he helped create e-commerce and online community initiatives for Whole Foods Market. After leaving Whole Foods, he formed Polycot Consulting, one of Austin’s leading social media, web consulting and development companies.
Today, in addition to consulting with Polycot, Jon is co-founder and CEO of Plutopia Productions, a future-focused entertainment and events company.