Radical new plan to upend the World Wide Web - Users control their own Information
With an ambitious
decentralized platform, the father of the web hopes it’s game on for corporate
tech giants like Facebook and Google.
BY KATRINA BROOKER
A NETSCAPE FOR TODAY’S INTERNET
For example, one idea Berners-Lee is currently working on is a way to create a decentralized version of Alexa, Amazon’s increasingly ubiquitous digital assistant. He calls it Charlie. Unlike with Alexa, on Charlie people would own all their data. That means they could trust Charlie with, for example, health records, children’s school events, or financial records. That is the kind of machine Berners-Lee hopes will spring up all over Solid to flip the power dynamics of the web from corporation to individuals.