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Let’s change the internet

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We refer to the inventor of something as the “father” of it when we know for a fact that the person is behind the invention. Being a father of a “thing” is getting exceedingly harder as the “things” that are being invented are getting even more complicated. For example, the most important invention of the last century, the internet, has many fathers and mothers. Pioneers like Vint Cerf, Bob Kahn, Elizabeth Feinler, Leonard Klienrock and Tim Berners-Lee have done awesome things and all their efforts brought us the wonder of the century. Among these giants Tim Berners-Lee deserves a special place, as he proposed and built the World Wide Web.

He recently wrote an article for the World Economic Forum as the director of the World Wide Web Consortium, and it made me think really hard on what kind of a future we are creating for ourselves.

He says that there are three dark trends that could destroy the web as we know it. His........

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