The Web’s Creator Looks to Reinvent It
Tim Berners-Lee and other computer scientists are pondering newer technologies to create a web with more privacy and less government control.
The web is a little fucked up right now and Berners-Lee wants to fix that by recreating a decentralized web, with more privacy, less government control, and less corporate influence.
At the Decentralized Web Summit topics included: distributing web pages without using a standard web server computer, adding encryption to various parts of the web, and archiving all versions of a web page. There was also a session on payments and blockchains. Every discussion was focused on how to distribute, process, and host data with no centralized control.
In addition to government snooping Berners-Lee has said, "The web is already decentralized. The problem is the dominance of one search engine, one big social network, one Twitter for microblogging. We don’t have a technology problem, we have a social problem.” So even if the summit’s attendees are able to decentralize the web from a technical standpoint, the issue of companies like Facebook and Google controlling so much will still need to be addressed.
Bertrand Dunogier says
This shouts blockchain all over the place…
Added to Pocket, thank you Paul.