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Africa, the birthplace of mankind, but it’s not the past that brings me here, it’s the future. Africa has just been plugged into broadband. And as the worldwide web grows and spreads across the continent, it’s transforming all that it touches.
The small town of Abiriw in Ghana is just one of the latest to be hooked up to the globe. I’m travelling with sir Tim Berners-Lee , the man who invented the web. It’s twenty years since he made his breakthrough. And now the divide between the digital-haves and have-nots is shrinking fast.
I think the web is about connecting humanity. Now we got the point that twenty, twenty-five percent of world r using it, and suddenly the question is what about the other eighty percent.
This community center may not look like much. But it’s the new frontier of this virtual revolution.
I was a little bit like going back in time to when people first came across the web. We wouldn’t, in the early days, have been anything like, it’s presumptuous, as we say how can we make sure it gets to the furthest reach of rural Africa.
But what exactly is it that we’ve created over the last twenty years? What does it mean? Is our wired digital world a blessing or a curse? If the web does take root in Africa, as it has done elsewhere. then this would be the next continent to be reshaped by the digital revolution. But how has the web affected us in the twenty years since it was created? And what does that mean for the future people here, and the majority of the world who ain’t yet connected?
The web is the defining technological revolution of our lifetimes? Almost two billion of us r now on line. And in the ten years that I’ve been studying the web and writing about it as a journalist. I’ve seen it take our world and shake it apart.
The web has created unimaginable wealth, yet encouraged millions to work for nothing. It’s challenged authority, yet allowed regimes to spy and censor as never before. And it’s been blamed for creating a generation of web addicts, yet opened up a new realms of knowledge.
In this series, I will be meeting all the pioneers and key players. Everybody from google to facebook, twitter., to amazon. The people who’ve helped bring about seemingly unstoppable leveling power, culture and values that having such an impact on all of our daily lives.
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