If the Internet stumbles, it will not be because we lack for technology, vision, or motivation. It will be because we cannot set a direction and collectively march into the future - Bob Kahn
The Internet as we know it today has been the basis of one of the most amazing technological revolutions in history. It has brought the world closer together as a boundless platform for human expression, creation and innovation.
The Internet has given us a view of humanity that no generation has experienced before.
All of this was done without a central authority. Since its birth, the Internet has been managed in an open, collaborative and inclusive manner. This is known as the "multi-stakeholder governance model".
The idea is simple, yet powerful: every voice matters in determining how the Internet will evolve. Governments, international organizations, experts and users like you all work together for the collective good.
This also means that we all have a stake in preserving the Internet's founding principles - not only for those who enjoy it today, but for future generations.
Will the Internet as we know it survive the next decade?
The Internet is facing perhaps the greatest challenge in its brief history: the distributed management of the Internet is threatened by regulation, take over and inaction (including our own!).
We have worked hard to create a collaborative, open and accessible Internet – one that is not walled, not censored, not fractured. We must keep it that way!
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