Sir Tim Berners-Lee on concerns for the internet over the coming years

Last Update: April 12, 2017

Did you know In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, an Internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing while at CERN? http://internethalloffame.org/inductees/tim-berner...

He recently spoke at the Innovate Finance Global Summit:

Sir Tim Berners-Lee lays out nightmare scenario where AI runs the financial world from TechWorld. http://www.techworld.com/social-media/sir-tim-bern...

The article also includes a link to the letter he published on the anniversary of the WWW, March 12, 2017 where he discusses personal data, misinformation and political advertising.

Thank you for reading!

~Gina


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AGOgden Premium
This is profound AND significant for all of us at WA...thanks for educating us!
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GinaGo Premium
Thank you Dr. Ogden! ~Gina
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ArnoldH1 Premium
Thanks for an interesting update.
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GinaGo Premium
You are welcome. I learned about Berners-Lee while helping my teenage son with a project for school. I think it is great to hear from him! ~Gina
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Dmorrow Premium
Big Brother is not only watching us, he's changing our world into a little bit scary place! Thanks for sharing this Gina.

Blessings,
Debby
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GinaGo Premium
Hi Debby, Thanks for your note. I look at this way, for every intrusion into our lives and privacy, there is a brilliant person working to combat it. I don't find it scary necessarily and I do not believe 'big brother' will win. The people will prevail and thrive. I am trying to be optimistic! ~Gina
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Elijah1916 Premium
The discussion on the future of jobs etc that AI (Robots) taking over jobs has been on for a while. I believe it is very likely, with the likes of Amazon using more and more AI in most of their warehouse. A documentary aired here in UK, stated that only jobs like hair dressing, personal care, child care and the likes are the only safe one. Gina, when we get to the bridge, we shall cross it my dear. I actually have a blog on it on my website.
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Hi Lanu, Thank you for commenting. I find it fascinating to imagine what technology will be like when my teenage son is 50. It is a great time to be alive and witness the evolution of tech! ~Gina
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Elijah1916 Premium
Gina its not only you that have that fear. Albert Einstein did years ago, hear what he said 'I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. Then the world will have a generation of idiots.' What do you think of that?
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Lanu, It's hard to argue with Albert Einstein, but think he would be pretty impressed with the Hubble Space Telescope and GPS technology. Still, we need to have social skills and know how to do basic math in our heads. I am not sure there is really a good answer. ~Gina
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onmyownterms Premium
Really interesting, thanks for sharing.
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GinaGo Premium
Hi Mel, Thanks for your note. I am glad you liked it. A nice compliment coming from you.:) ~Gina
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