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Name: Brian McNamara

From: North Carolina

Bio: Internet professional. Online experience dating back to 1988, ecomm development to 1996, EDI before.

Area of Expertise: Entrepreneur/Business Leader

Topic: Information Infrastructure

Headline: Internet Replaces the Telephone

Nutshell: Traditional telephone companies go the way of the typewriter as the Internet makes them obsolete.

Vision: In the heady days of Mbps broadband, few imagined that Gbps and Tbps transmission speeds were possible. Now, in 2020, families separated by miles meet, talk, and play together in their holo-room. Gamers don ther VR suits to compete in environments that make the MMPORG hits of 2005 look like Pong. And virtual corporations are rivaling the traditional giants as the best minds from across the world conspire at a fraction of the cost of 20 years ago.

Date Submitted: 11/12/2004

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