Net Visionaries Seek New Vistas

August 13, 2002 | Source: Wired News

Vinton Cerf (co-designer of the TCP/IP protocol upon which the Internet is built) is currently mapping out plans for an Interplanetary Internet.

“Some of the ideas we’re pursuing will have utility on Earth in the mobile environment, where connectivity is often episodic and the data rates are often low and sometimes asymmetric,” Cerf said at this year’s Telluride Tech Festival in Colorado.
Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the Worldwide Web), also honored at the event, has a vision of what he calls the Semantic Web: an Internet full of data meaningful to computers as well as to humans.