The Internet Is Up For The Nobel Peace Prize

The Internet Is Up For The Nobel Peace Prize

The internet is one of 237 nominees for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. From the BBC: “The nomination for the internet is supported by 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi and the founder of the $US100 laptop project Nicholas Negroponte. It is unclear who would accept the prize if the internet were to win.” [BBC via Wired]


  • I would think some old branch of the US military, or the academics behind ARPANet or something would be the ones to accept.

    That said, I don’t think the Internet should win. It is used for plenty of negative non peaceful things. Sure it has helped a lot of people, but there is an awful lot of illegal activity going on too.

    • Hi Astrogirl. I think it is a good idea, but DARPA only had the first computer Network. It was not able to communicate with other computer Networks. I would also invite the Rand Corporation, the National Physical Laboritory from the UK and the major goal getter who actually started to try to make connection with the other three, the French scientific network Cyclades. From my understanding they all still exist.

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