The inventor of the World Wide Web aka ‘the Internet’ and one of Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Important People of the 20th Century’, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, is quite upset and concerned about the where his creation is taking the world as we know it today.
Tim Berners-Lee created the HTTP protocol that enabled everyone to communicate with everyone across the world and because of his this very grand vision, the world-wide-web was created, revolutionizing every human’s life on this planet.
However this very notion of ONE & SINGLE protocol for blockchain is not being manifested and today we are seeing different ICOs, companies doing the same thing with different titles — Euthereum, Bitcoin, Ripple, Hyperledger and many more — all have different brand name, technology and protocol for same technology we call ‘Blockchain’.
Father of Internet, Berners-Lee, who worked several years to develop an idea of a free and open source internet, now started advocating for “unified blockchain protocol of transport”.
During an interview for the August edition of Vanity Fair, Berners-Lee confessed that he’s not really excited about what has become of the web.
Berners-Lee says that like the internet has single, unified protocol called – HTTP, the same can be done with a “stable” currency on blockchain and it could actually be relative simple to do so by using a proprietary and patented Blockchain protocol. The patent proceeds could then be actually used to improve the “unified blockchain protocol of transport”.
Blockchain technology helps the internet evolve into a new system, more fair for everyone, taking the power away from central authorities and giving individuals control of what they do, when and how.
The concept of decentralized internet, where no central authority will rule the ecosystem, has been badly affected by tech giants Facebook, Google, and Amazon who now monopolize almost everything on internet (and thus our lives), from “what we buy” to the “news we read” to “who we like”.
And, Blockchain which in fact is a ‘Decentralized Approach” based technology, destroys this very GOD-ism of tech giants like Facebook, which had to face different questions about how they process data from individuals on their platforms. Fortunately, people across the globe are more aware about their rights than what they have been since a very long time.
During a conference in Toronto, Tim Berners-Lee said that “the blockchain and the web will connect together in lots of interesting ways.”
The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past — is one of a famous quotes of Tim-Berners-Lee.
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