In 1989, British computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web and changed the world forever. In this video, Sir Tim reflects on the inspiration for his technological transformation and the series of events that led him to the landmark moment. Hear also how Sotheby’s will be auctioning the source code for the World Wide Web in a standalone online auction ‘This Changed Everything’ (23 – 30 June). The original time stamped files, signed by Sir Tim, will be offered as an NFT, along with an animated visualisation of the code, a letter by Sir Tim reflecting on the process of creating the code, and a digital ‘poster’ of the full code. This unique auction will celebrate Sir Tim’s achievement and offer collectors the chance to own the ultimate digitally-born artefact. Bidding will start at $1,000. Click here to find out more about NFTs.
Science and Popular Culture
The Moment Sir Tim Berners-Lee Changed the World Forever
23 - 30 JUNE | NEW YORK