Sir Tim Berners-Lee fears for future of the Web

Posted on Sunday, Nov 05 2006 @ 09:16 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Internet creator sir Tim Berners-Lee is concerned about the future of the Web. He worries about the way it could be used to spread misinformation and "undemocratic forces".
But Sir Tim is concerned about the way it could end up being used.

He told the BBC: "If we don't have the ability to understand the web as it's now emerging, we will end up with things that are very bad.

"Certain undemocratic things could emerge and misinformation will start spreading over the web.

"Studying these forces and the way they're affected by the underlying technology is one of the things that we think is really important," he said.
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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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