Tomorrow's Web


Tomorrow's Web


Steve Bratt



Steve Bratt, Chief Executive Officer of the World Wide Web Consortium.

The Internet has become part of the daily lives of many people and organizations around the world. Emerging as one of the key dimensions of a globalized world, the Internet is accessible on many different types of devices, including cell phones and personal digital assistants.

The World Wide Web was created in 1989 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. Today, a strong force behind the promotion of a a Web for Everyone is the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Tim Berners-Lee and others created W3C as an industry consortium dedicated to building consensus around Web technologies.

Long-term goals of the World Wide Web Consortium:

• Web for Everyone

• Web on Everything including mobile phones, smart phones, personal digital assistants, interactive television systems, voice response systems, kiosks and even certain domestic appliances.

• Knowledge Base that is more than just an immense book of information. It will also be a vast data base that, if designed carefully, can allow computers to do more useful work. By developing a Web that holds information for both human and machine processing, W3C aims to enable people to solve problems that would otherwise be too tedious or complex to solve.

• Trust and Confidence is needed for the Web to be a useful medium for social transactions. While technology cannot guarantee trust, it should enable secure transactions with trusted parties, be they people, organizations, or services.

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World Wide Web Consortium, Globalized World

Tomorrow's Web