World Wide Web creator (and Apple Mac user) Berners-Lee fears for Web’s future

“The British scientist who developed the World Wide Web warns that if left to develop unchecked, the internet could be consumed by ‘misinformation and undemocratic forces,” The Associated Press reports.

AP reports, “Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientist who is credited with creating the internet, said in an interview with the BBC today that the way the web is used should be examined by a broad spectrum of experts.”

“Berners-Lee wants to convene scientists from various disciplines – including biology, political science and sociology – to study the web and the way it affects society,” AP reports. “His comments came a day after an internet monitoring company announced that the number of websites had surpassed the 100 million mark. He first proposed the web while developing ways to control computers remotely at CERN, the Geneva-based European Organisation for Nuclear Research, in 1989.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Macaday” for the heads up.]

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47 Comments

  1. Yeah, this article needs to get its facts straight: Berners-Lee came up with the http spec, _not_ the internet, which has been around since the late 60s and DARPA-net. Oops!

    Still, the guy is very cool and very right that folks should at least take a look at where the ‘net is heading.

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