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Berners-Lee on the new-new-thing

By April 30, 2008 May 1st, 2008 6 Comments

In a week where we have been talking about the New-new-thing it is good to see Sir Tim Berners-Lee chiming in with his thoughts on the future of the web – courtesy of the Beeb. Like most of us (I suspect), he thinks that the internt driven wave of innovation still has a long way to go and that the web is “still in it’s infancy”.

His thoughts on the future are a bit higher level than those I made yesterday and so not very helpful from the practical perspective of figuring out where the next hot startups will come from, but if anything resembling his vision comes to pass there will have been a lot of innovation and successful companies created on the way.

For him:

What’s exciting is that people are building new social systems, new systems of review, new systems of governance


My hope is that those will produce… new ways of working together effectively and fairly which we can use globally to manage ourselves as a planet.