These 30 videos were produced to celebrate the 30th anniversary of NCF's founding on September 29, 1992.
We invited 30 digital equity advocates from across Canada to offer their perspectives on the state of digital equity, internet affordability and technology at the time of recording and what they see coming for the future. These reflect their job titles and opinions at the time of recording.
The contributors also recorded a number of predictions for the following 30 years in five-year increments, starting in 2027 running through to 2052. These predictions are a digital time capsule and will be released the year of the predictions. You can check out a compilation of the videos and see the full list of predictions here: www.ncf.ca/timecapsule.
All the videos were recorded between July and October 2022 and are a reflection of their times: during the lockdowns of COVID-19 video calls like these became a common way to work, attend school, and stay in touch with friends and family. The video and sound quality reflect the strength of the available internet connections during the interview and how it was recorded.
A lot has changed since 1992 and NCF has evolved alongside the internet itself. But we have retained our commitment to ensuring that everyone has access to the internet and helping them understand how to use it.
Thank you so to all those who contributed their time and thoughts: they will help keep us motivated about what we need to do, now and in the future. Thanks to Samaia Aidroos, funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program, and Andrew Martey Asare for interviewing these folks from a range of sectors and disciplines.
And thanks to Hot Shoe Productions, a local social enterprise, for editing all the videos.