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Tim Berners-Lee (2015)

Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA, DFBCS, also known as "TimBL", is an English computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989, and he implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol client and server via the Internet sometime around mid November of that same year. Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium, which oversees the Web's continued development. He is also the founder of the World Wide Web Foundation, and is a senior researcher and holder of the Founders Chair at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He is a director of the Web Science Research Initiative, and a member of the advisory board of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. In 2004, Berners-Lee was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his pioneering work. In April 2009, he was elected a foreign associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences.

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EDIT -- AMA is over BUT ... Thanks to all for your questions! Please continue the conversation here on Reddit and with WIRED and Nokia here http://www.wired.com/maketechhuman As we all work to #maketechhuman ... just because I am leaving doesn't mean you can't thrash out the answers to these things online :-)

         KUTGW!!!   timbl

Hello Everyone,

It's been almost exactly a year since my first AMA (https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2091d4/iamtimbernersleeiinventedthewww25_years/), and I look forward to joining you once again to see what your hopes and fears are about the future of technology and to answer your questions.

The World Wide Web is now 26 years old, and it's an integral part of the technological boom we're experiencing today. Our connections, our commerce, and our communications have come to depend on it---and those essential tasks can now be performed with a pocket-size device. As the role of technology continues to grow in our lives, we need to take stock of where we're headed. I'm part of a campaign enabled by Nokia discussing all of these topics and hope you will join me on wired.com/maketechhuman

I'm also the the founding director of the World Wide Web foundation, which you can learn more about on this link: http://webfoundation.org/about/sir-tim-berners-lee/

Looking forward to answering your questions. Victoria will be with me via phone today. AMA!




Tim Berners-Lee Mar 10, 2015