The Crossroad of Centralising The Internet by The Economist Radio
The processes of centralizing The Internet are reflecting on how each of us interacts online from the platforms we log in for our daily working activity to scattered chat with friends and family across social media channels.
Why is centralizing happening?
“The Internet has failed to deliver the positive constructive society we hoped for” comments Tim Berners-Lee #WorldWideWeb
Who are societies then? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society
The Wikipedia article mentions Virtual Society
I don’t remember having voted to elect our government for owning/managing the web space or is there such a legal regulation already that I have missed? For the people in China that might event sound a stupid question as China’s policy is for centralizing, example mentioned by Babbage. Is this going to be the norm for all governments? It would be sad when I’ll need any kind of license before being able to post on my public Google+ profile here or am I a virtual immigrant already?
Asking questions, discovering and innovating is opposite of centralizing and keeping the status quo. It looks like individuals and collaborations where data and open conversation operate in alignment are in search of better web opportunities. Do you think an innovation meeting this demand might be manifested soon?
Tim Berners-Lee, @timberners_lee, http://radio.economist.com/
Weabul Grey says
Thanks for the link!
Nina Trankova says
Welcome! Though many questions remain without answers now.