A Warm Welcome to Web3 and the Future of the Internet
By Vivek Singh
After 30 years of development, let’s look back at the history of the internet and see where we’re headed — and why.
In the late 1980’s, Tim Berners Lee had a problem. At the time, he was working at CERN, the largest particle physics factory in the world. The stated goal of the institute was to accelerate science, using the most sophisticated scientific instruments to study the simplest particles. In 1988, the institute completed construction on the LEP Tunnel, a 27-kilometer ring which came together with just one centimeter of error. This was the largest civil engineering project in Europe (intended to study not-quite-as-large particles — electrons).