The World Wide Web's creator wants metaverse VR

Bloomberg5/12/2022 10:50 AM GMT+08  • 2 min read
The World Wide Web's creator wants metaverse VR
Tim Berners-Lee also believes retooling the Internet’s most important functions are key for the future of functional democracy. Photo: Bloomberg
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The creator of the World Wide Web said he expects virtual reality, and technologies based around a so-called metaverse, to be part of how people interact with his invention in the future.

But in a new interview with Bloomberg Quicktake, British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee also restated his opposition to the world’s biggest technology companies being in control of so much of their users’ personal data.

“People ask about virtual reality, and if the metaverse is going to be the whole future, and the answer is that it’s going to be part of the future,” Berners-Lee said in an interview for an episode of Bloomberg Quicktake’s “Emma Barnett Meets,” airing Wednesday.

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