Future of Data 2020

Generated on 12th March 2010

The future of data is a broad topic, which can cover a range of issues: some technical, some regulatory, some social and others philosophical. The web is still a young technology – it has only been twenty years since Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau invented it at CERN: It will take many decades for us to fully understand its impact on our society. And the pace of change on the Internet, and that which is enabled by the Internet, is speeding up. Whatever happens, as it continues to develop, we’ll be presented with more opportunities and more challenges. The web is a fundamentally democratic platform, and it reflects both positive and negative aspects of the offline world.