From an event in the Manhattan Borough President’s office. The earlier part of the meeting was about the .nyc domain. Fadi also discussed other things, including this about China.
“Our danger really was that the Chinese were going to announce they will have their own Internet and run away with their own root and leave us kind of a second Internet. That was the biggest danger we were facing. (Audience question) What would happen if they did? (Fadi continued) If they did, and it’s a good point, if the Chinese separated their Internet I think the Internet as we know it – as a single platform to share ideas, to share commerce, with a minimum of barriers, with a minimum friction – inevitably if they separate the root we will have friction between the networks. They’ll put rules, they’ll connect walls.