October 17, 2012 By adminCDS
The World Wide Web as Natural Selection
I’ve been contemplating for some time now how the World Wide Web is can be seen as a microcosm of the principles of Natural Selection. After all it has many of the same elements and influences that play a part in the evolution of the world around us:
The Internet can be seen to represent the planet on which all elements of the World Wide Web have to ‘live’.
Browsers are like different continents, which adhere to the same basic rules but have differing environments or conditions that the programs have to adapt to in order to function or survive.
Apps and Walled Gardens are like the big oil companies blocking or artificially altering the environment to protect their own gains, whilst hindering the natural advancement of other species.
Viruses speak for themselves….
So if there is a creator… then it must be Sir Tim Berners-Lee!