In this video interview, filmed at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Tim Berners-Lee, computer scientist and inventor of the world wide web, shares his dream of open data. He explains why the internet has failed to break cultural barriers, why social media comes down to kudos, and why the world needs more coders.

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Image: World wide web founder Tim Berners-Lee in London December 11, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth