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1 © University of Southampton IT Innovation Centre, 2008 Future Internet Assembly Socio-Economics Mike Boniface IT Innovation Centre, UK Software & Services FP7 Concertation Sept 2008

2 © University of Southampton IT Innovation Centre, 2008 Why socio-economics? Socio-economics analyses the interplay between society and the economySocio-economics analyses the interplay between society and the economy –what’s the impact of disruptive technologies? –where are the potential conflicts of interest? –who pays the bills? The Internet is now a critical infrastructure supporting all aspects lifeThe Internet is now a critical infrastructure supporting all aspects life –but is was never designed for this purpose Examining socio-economics should provide insights for architectural and servicesExamining socio-economics should provide insights for architectural and services

3 © University of Southampton IT Innovation Centre, 2008 Socio-economics Content Provider Consumer /Provider Network Operator Consumer /Provider Service Provider ISPGovern- ments  empowerment  responsibility  real-world consequences  conscience  Self seeking -> Interest in others  Dishonesty -> Honesty  Harmful acts -> Good deeds  Suspicion -> Trust  Greed -> Moderation

4 © University of Southampton IT Innovation Centre, 2008 FIA Working Groups  N1: Socio-economics  NEM2:Socio-Economic Aspects of Content Production  ISI2: Mankind Internet  S4: Lifecycles in Future Internet Applications

5 © University of Southampton IT Innovation Centre, 2008 Challenges How can systems that depend on such volatile component lifecycles be developed, marketed, supported and used? How can increasingly complex systems be safely built by non-IT experts who will potentially be in such numbers that they dwarf those who are formally trained in software engineering? How can we maintain the socio-economic power between different players?

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