Kamla Bhatt: The Internet and the Digital Silk Road
Personal friend and powerhouse blogger Kamla Bhatt has another fantastic post on the parallels between the Internet of today replicates the Silk Road of centuries ago.
Yogen was talking about how the Internet has shrunk and how in the digital world there is a great amount of interconnectedness that provides us an ability to trade, to do mashups, to experience new songs and movies and to collaborate. It was this description of the Internet that suddenly reminded me of a different period a few hundred years ago where the Silk Road played a central role and shrank the world. That is when I stumbled upon the term Digital Silk Road and suddenly I was able to access a whole different historical canvas and make sense of what is happening today.
Read the entire post here.