The World Wide Web developed by Tim Berners-Lee was created with public domain rights, but the internet creates much discussion and opinions on open source, copyright, privacy, financial and political views.
“As a globally distributed network of voluntarily interconnected autonomous networks, the Internet operates without a central governing body. It has no centralized governance for either technology or policies (Wikipedia, 2016).”
In healthcare the potential for big data to improve knowledge and understanding of disease could be vastly improved with a global access to health records. Below are some of the discussions around the internet, both good and bad.
The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
Anonymous – It is time to know the truth 2017
Here’s How We Take Back The Internet: Edward Snowden
Keywords: curiosity; thinking; knowledge; global citizen; we are legion.
Marrt, B. (2015) How Big Data is Changing Healthcare. Forbes
Wikileaks (2016) https://wikileaks.org/
Wikipedia (2016) World Wide Web