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Twenty years after it was created, its inventors say that the web is not all done, and that the new changes will “rock the world.”

March 16, 2009 5:09 by

“New changes are going to rock the world even more,” said Berners-Lee during the ceremony. He also said that the future of the web lies in mobile phones.

“Getting the web onto phones is very important, as there are many more browsers on phones than laptops, and in developing societies it’s really exciting as that’s the only way people use the web,” he said, adding that 80 percent of the world’s population still doesn’t surf the web.

Berners-Lee has also been pushing for the introduction of the semantic web, which is an evolution of the current system. “I have a dream for the web [in which computers] become capable of analyzing all the data on the Web – the content, links, and transactions between people and computers. A ‘Semantic Web’, which should make this possible, has yet to emerge, but when it does, the day-to-day mechanisms of trade, bureaucracy and our daily lives will be handled by machines talking to machines. The ‘intelligent agents’ people have touted for ages will finally materialize,” he had said 10 years ago.


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