Last friday, july 11, the MIT´s Climate CoLab (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) broadcast a web seminar on the implementation of a carbon pricing in the United States.
It was a streaming seminar, throughout its web (that is, a webinar, term from gathering “seminar” + “web”) and it was other example of how the Internet needs the human component in order to get a good performance of the emerging applications and services.
Above all, people
In practice, the webinar consisted of a discussion between three representatives from energy organizations of the United States, moderated by a Climate CoLab´s member.
Those following the streaming seminar at the other side of the screen, saw something like this:
As with the distance education or streaming conferences from Brussels, this seminar is anything but technically innovative: web cameras, microphones, broadband Internet and a software to broadcast the discussion.
What is more unusual and gives the real value to the technological -to the Internet in this case- progresses, is the attitude with which people faces them, which brings consequences such as:
- university and alumni from all around the world sharing knowledge, as it happens in the massive open learning;
- public bodies and representatives, teaching the citizens -in a transparent and democratic way- how the european commissioners explain the highest energy policies and how workgroups discuss how to trace the great decisions;
- or, as with this Climate CoLabs´webinar, you can see, listen and even interact with three high representative from relevant energy organizations that are talking with complete confidence from their houses´living room, with more naturalness than if you where listening to them before a large audience.
To share, transparency and democracy, confidence and naturalness,…
… something to do with the people