Some Regrets

Katrina Brooker of Vanity Fair profiled Tim-Berners Lee, the father of the internet. He’s been having some Oppenheimer-esque feelings about his creation, as summed up by Brooker herself:

The power of the Web wasn’t taken or stolen. We, collectively, by the billions, gave it away with every signed user agreement and intimate moment shared with technology. Facebook, Google, and Amazon now monopolize almost everything that happens online, from what we buy to the news we read to who we like. Along with a handful of powerful government agencies, they are able to monitor, manipulate, and spy in once unimaginable ways.

Sounds like he has a plan to fix all that.

August 19, 2018


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