Vinton Gray Cerf (born June 23, 1943), also known as Vint Cerf, is an American Internet pioneer and is recognized as one of the fathers of the Internet, sharing this title with TCP/IP co-developer Bob Kahn. He has received honorary degrees and awards that include the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Marconi Prize and membership in the National Academy of Engineering.
Jaron Zepel Lanier (born May 3, 1960) is an American computer philosophy writer, computer scientist, visual artist, and composer of classical music. Considered a founding father of the field of virtual reality, Lanier and Thomas G. Zimmerman left Atari in 1985 to found VPL Research, Inc., the first company to sell VR goggles and gloves. In the late 1990s, Lanier worked on applications for Internet2, and in the 2000s, he was a visiting scholar at Silicon Graphics and various universities. In 2006 he began to work at Microsoft, and from 2009 has worked at Microsoft Research as an Interdisciplinary Scientist.
Brewster Lurton Kahle (born October 22, 1960) is an American computer engineer, Internet entrepreneur, internet activist, advocate of universal access to all knowledge, and digital librarian. Kahle founded the Internet Archive and Alexa. In 2012 he was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.
We thought 32-bit addressing was good enough, now we know we need 128-bit.Vint Cerf — Web@30 Interviews
I would love to see the web become as the universal activity being the central part of people's online experience. And aren't tied to a particular company.Jaron Lanier — Web@30 Interviews
We've done something amazing by building this World Wide Web, while we just can't stop here.Brewster Kahle — Web@30 Interviews