A flurry of editing yields our promised second video from the Web at 20 launch event with Sir Tim Berners-Lee and special guests.
During the event, one statement that impressed enough people to spawn a flurry of tweets was Sir Tim's comparison regarding web censorship and buying a piece of writing paper - that he wouldn't expect to buy paper that came with the constraint that he could only write truth upon it, nor would anyone expect to buy drawing paper that prevented you from drawing a nude figure on it; the web in the same vein should be a blank canvas for expression, not repression. "Any attempts to constrain [the internet] would be very, very short-sighted, as we don't know what people will want to do the future."
Then there's the wonderful moment of 'civilised altercation' between Baroness Susan Greenfield and Bill Thompson: Thompson declares privacy an outdated and useless for people in the 21st Century; Greenfield's reaction could politely be described as incredulous.
Finally, again in response to a question posed via the web, Sir Tim and the panel debated the web as 'a basic human right, like clean water.' This was questioned by both Greenfield and Thompson, but Sir Tim's reply was clear: that where there is internet and no clean water, clean water can eventually be achieved via the opportunities the web provides.
The Virtual Revolution looks at how the web is shaping our world. Previously known as Digital Revolution (working title), it has been an open and collaborative production, which asked the web audience to debate programme themes, suggest and send questions for interviewees, watch and comment on interview and graphics clips, and download clips for personal use and re-editing.
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