Apparently its 30 years since Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide Web. The Internet had pre existed the Web.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee is an English engineer and computer scientist. He is a professor of computer science at Oxford University and MIT.
More information can be found about him at Wikipedia
The idea of computers had been thought of from centuries ago. For instance there was a “difference engine” invented by Babbage. And then calculating machines such as the one that broke the enigma code in the second world war. Science fiction stories imagined huge single computers that could take over the world and it was up to a human (usually a man) to defeat it.
Now we have a massive Web of computers all over the world. I wonder if it will become self aware?