Many people use the internet for various means; trolling, interesting and unusual social media posts, and then the inevitable stream of food pictures and selfies. But without the help of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, 61, the internet would be as dead as Donald Trump ‘s hopes of remaining US President for a full term.
Berners-Lee is this years recipient of the AM Turing Award, which, comes with a $1m reward sponsored by Google.
Starting in 1989, Berners-Lee pretty much solidified the future of the internet after he successfully managed to find a way to place documents; images, and videos on an internet format. After his monumental project attempts, he, would later go on to become one of the 100 most important people of the 20th century.
“It’s a crowning achievement,” Berners-Lee said in an interview with the AP. “But I think the award is for the Web as a project, and the massive international collaborative spirit of all that have joined me to help.”