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World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee to give lecture in Qatar next week

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 18:24

Zee Media Bureau

Dubai: As the World Wide Web turns 25 next month, its inventor Tim Berners-Lee will speak about the journey ahead for this technology in Qatar next week.

To mark the first quarter of the World Wide Web, Tim will deliver a public lecture on Sunday, 23rd March at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) about future challenges and opportunities facing the technology.
In his lecture titled `the World Wide Web and the Next 25 Years`, he will emphasise that the decisions to shape its development in a positive direction lie firmly within society`s hands.

“Tim has single-handedly touched the lives of most people on earth through his invention of the World Wide Web. He is uniquely qualified to help us see the future of the Web, and how we maximise its benefits for humankind,” Doctor Ahmed K Elmagarmid, Executive Director of QCRI, was quoted a s saying.
Tim, who invented the World Wide Web in 1989, will also discuss how the web technology can maximise its benefit to humanity by using its power to promote scientific collaboration to solve major problems, apply democratic and rational principles of governance, and build understanding and empathy across national and cultural borders.

With Agency Inputs

First Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 18:24

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