The Mother Of All Inventions – A Look At The Internet

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Here’s a pretty bold quote from the TED website about Tim Berners-Lee: "Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. He leads the World Wide Web Consortium, overseeing the Web’s standards and development."

This is a fascinating TED Talk that looks at what the Web was, what he thought it would be, what it became and – most importantly – where it is going. Take fifteen minutes this weekend to imagine what the coming world is going to look like from somebody who changed the way we interact with technology and one another. If some of the stuff he says goes a little over your head or makes you feel uncomfortable, it’s supposed to. All great changes and shifts disrupt and seem somewhat irrational when first introduced.

You can also watch the video over on the TED website here: Tim Berners-Lee – The next Web of open, linked data.


  1. Data is the future of advertising. The relationships gained through various data sources (my amazon wish list, my netflix queue, my RSS reader, Tivo, etc.) will all have massive implications on making marketing and advertising more relevant to me and to you. The more relevant ads are the less anoying they will be and the more results they will drive. The world is changing so fast we can’t even see it happening. Information want’s to be free and shared to propel the human race, medically, socially, economiclly, politically, etc. The next 10 years is going to be phenominal.

  2. Well, I found that presentation kind of boring, nothing new. And actually, now, the TED talks a getting weaker and weaker. That’s very sad, but I guess all the best speeches were in the past.

  3. Donnie,
    Check out Dan Ariely from this year too and Benjamin Zander from the year before. There are always gems. I think that’s the beauty of TED. I loved this one, but it’s different strokes for different folks I guess.

  4. If we ask for it, do it, take it forward… will u promise not to stand up on stage and claim you invented it?
    All efforts to standardise for convenience is certainly appreciated. Claiming it’s a unique idea, never been thought of before, is sadly not.

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