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Are The Current Web's Days Numbered?
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This story just made it on to the very front of Drudge Report, and its a most interesting one at that.  The Father of the Worldwide Web is intent on seeing that the Web is reclaimed by the Individual, and not the large corporations, such as Google, Facebook, and other giants.  I believe he is serious about this.

Quote:Exclusive: Tim Berners-Lee tells us his radical new plan to upend the World Wide Web.  With an ambitious decentralized platform, the father of the web hopes it’s game on for corporate tech giants like Facebook and Google.

A NEW REVOLUTION FOR DEVELOPERS?
Berners-Lee believes Solid will resonate with the global community of developers, hackers, and internet activists who bristle over corporate and government control of the web. “Developers have always had a certain amount of revolutionary spirit,” he observes. Circumventing government spies or corporate overlords may be the initial lure of Solid, but the bigger draw will be something even more appealing to hackers: freedom. In the centralized web, data is kept in silos–controlled by the companies that build them, like Facebook and Google. In the decentralized web, there are no silos.

Starting this week, developers around the world will be able to start building their own decentralized apps with tools through the Inrupt site. Berners-Lee will spend this fall criss-crossing the globe, giving tutorials and presentations to developers about Solid and Inrupt. (There will be a Solid tutorial at our Fast Company Innovation Festival on October 23.)

“What’s great about having a startup versus a research group is things get done,” he says. These days, instead of heading into his lab at MIT, Berners-Lee comes to the Inrupt offices, which are currently based out of Janeiro Digital, a company he has contracted to help work on Inrupt. For now, the company consists of Berners-Lee; his partner John Bruce, who built Resilient, a security platform bought by IBM; a handful of on-staff developers contracted to work on the project; and a community of volunteer coders.

Later this fall, Berners-Lee plans to start looking for more venture funding and grow his team. The aim, for now, is not to make billions of dollars. The man who gave the web away for free has never been motivated by money. Still, his plans could impact billion-dollar business models that profit off of control over data. It’s not likely that the big powers of the web will give up control without a fight.

When asked about this, Berners-Lee says flatly: “We are not talking to Facebook and Google about whether or not to introduce a complete change where all their business models are completely upended overnight. We are not asking their permission.”

Game on.

WOW!
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I hope he wins, I HATE Google, Facebook and other overbearing jerks.
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(10-01-2018, 12:07 PM)sunsettommy Wrote: I hope he wins, I HATE Google, Facebook and other overbearing jerks.

I wonder if we will need new modems? Spiteful
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