The 'Negroponte switch' as seen on his latest TED talk
Submarine Cable Map 2014
A map put together by TeleGeography displays where all the undersea fibre-optic telecommunication cables are and who they connect to … in other words, a map of the physical internet:
The map depicts routes of 263 in-service and 22 planned undersea cables. Each country is colored according to how many international submarine cable system links are connected there. Capital cities and the location and direction of 44 cable vessels (as of December 6, 2013) are also provided.
The map provides detailed information about cable landing stations in key regions including Hawaii, Southern Florida, New York, New Jersey, Cornwall, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Sydney.
The map is available for purchase at TeleGeography. You can find out more about the map here
An interactive version of the map to view and zoom in your browser can be found here
An interview with TeleGeography’s research director about the subject can be found at CNN here
From Clay Shirky speak "How the Internet will (one day) transform government" at TED
Predicting the Future of Computing
An interesting interactive map of future predictions made by The New York Times
LIVING IN THE ENDLESS CITY
An in-depth and multidisciplinary examination of our rapidly urbanizing world by Ricky Burdett and Deyan Sudji.