Slow Internet


“Like many, I have been caught into the craziness of the last technological decade. I’ve seen billion-user platforms emerge from the ground up without any deep thinking about how it would impact the world we live in.” That is what Tariq Krim wrote in his essay “Digitally Drifting“, which was shared world wide and has been translated into many languages, e.g. bei ZEIT ONLINE.

Tariq says that we have designed an unsustainable world for the planet and for our brains. And he wishes something different could come up. A sort of Slow web that is to technology what slow food is to processed things.

He feels, we need to give people access to other choices, other life narratives, other tools, and other ideologies. A sort of “organic sustainable slow technology” that fights this commoditisation of everything online and offline.

At NEXT, Tariq will push his thoughts further. There’s never been one truth and one path, especially in technology. We just need more people to raise their voice and be part of this. Enter the discussion!

Speaker on this track

Tariq Krim

A serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Tariq has a passion for building highly disruptive new products. He is founder and CEO of Jolicloud, a pioneer in personal cloud computing. Prior to Jolicloud, Tariq founded Netvibes, the personal startpage used by millions around the world.

A thought leader and regular speaker at global technology and media conferences, he was recognized by MIT Technology Review as one of the world’s “Top Innovators Under 35” (2008), by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader, and most recently was honored by the President of France as Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.

As a former journalist for La Tribune, Tariq has been a keen observer of the Web since its genesis. He holds a degree in Physics from the University of Paris VII and a Master’s in Telecommunications from ENST (Telecom Paris).

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