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Berners-Lee ponders Net's futureTim Berners-Lee, considered to be the father of the Web, speaks with scientists and Silicon Valley executives at HP Labs in Palo Alto, Calif., about where he sees the Internet going in the next five years.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:03 >> What does the web look like in 5 years with the usage of Facebook look like or MySpace or one of these services, 'cause it seems like you folks seeing a lot on personal data and that tends to bring to mind my Facebook, but what will that look like in 5 years, if your vision of the future web comes true? >> We, that seems to be very timely, because right now there're so many people in the blogosphere complaining that, I'm sorry, I didn't thought letting the chip out. >> No, no. >> You were kicking the head or something, well this, ahh, this is one, which is timely, there's, all these people complaining that they have told one website who their friends are, and now they told another one who their friends are, and they told maybe another one who their colleagues are, but then you go to somewhere, like a travel site and it wants to know who your friends are, and the photo site, it wants to know your friends are. So, that's just, it went, you know, [inaudible] between that portability at EPI, so how can one website call the other website by getting your credentials and that, there are lots of complicated assistance. Just imagine instead, right? We have a little bit of Symantec web, we have a few, ahh, documents, could we put half the, I don't know whether we could switch videos, feeds. So, this piece, for example, these are both about me, this is, this is a public data about me. Supposed I state a story on a public page, everybody who wants to know my colleagues, which is a sort of thing I normally share in my CV, the people I work with can see that. So, any application, any website we first use it or a desktop application can use that. This stuff about me that I already [inaudible] to my friends, this one I'm gonna put access control of. But it will be the consistent access control maybe you'll need an open ID to get in there or something. It will usually exist, so that all kinds of people or anybody who's got access to it, who's member of my friends will see that. So, they will load that, as well as that, and they will see the combined graph and they will end all the programming of the new Facebooks, now, in 5 years time, then I hope people will be programming at more at the programmed data applications not with the document level, but at the proper [inaudible] level in order the blue document level, ahh, Larry, so application level around the presentation level. Go back to the, I saw, so that, so what it'll look like is you will have something, which is an application where, which is one consistent application for looking at people, looking at different aspects of people, and they will be pulling data, using all different access and data about your friends using your role as their friend and putting together a very powerful and all encompassing view of them. ^M00:02:37 [ Music ]