The Web’s Big Build (WBB) is a 100% not-for-profit, community initiative to help implement the next phase of the World Wide Web (WWW), together.
The aim of the initiative is to enshrine the freedom, democracy and joy of our emerging digital world, and usher in a new era of possibility for humanity.
To achieve this, the objective is to usher in the next phase of the WWW (the web), specifically by giving all of us ready access to new technology developed by the inventor of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Known as Solid, the new technology gives every internet user complete control over their online data and assets, by decentralising them into user-controlled Personal Online Data Stores - otherwise known as PODs, or ‘digital homes’.
You can find technical information about Solid here: https://solidproject.org/
How does the WBB relate to Solid?
To implement the next phase of the web (Web 3.0), a critical mass of individuals and organisations need access to their own PODs, with some of those PODs being 100% autonomous and free.
Once a critical mass of internet users have access to PODs, Web 3.0 will be implemented. Countless apps for our PODs will then emerge, just as they did for the current web (Web 2.0) as it reached scale.
To help us get there, the WBB proposes a public infrastructure management approach to delivering the upgrade.
Using this approach, the objective is to acknowledge the web as one of our most crucial and celebrated infrastructure enablers, and to usher in it's next phase with open public ownership, input, transparency and trust.
Implementing the next phase of the web, together.
A preliminary approach to implementing Web 3.0 is being developed for open public review. The approach will draw on international stakeholder input to provide a template for national communities to implement PODs collaboratively, as next-generation digital infrastructure.
International Advisory Groups, forums and networks are now being established to help shape the approach.
If you would like to get involved and contribute to this round of consultation, please connect with the project team before 11pm, local time, Monday 30th of December, 2020.
In the mean time, please feel free to review the Stakeholder Briefing to learn more about how you can help shape a revolutionary web, owned and empowered by us all.
Thank you for contributing your unique talents and point of view.