TED-Talk “Navigating the Entangled Web”: Dr. Tim Smith of CERN explains the benefits of Open Web Search

Dr. Tim Smith, head of Collaboration and Information Services at CERN, one of OpenWebSearch.EU’s project partners, gives an overview of Internet search and its downsides in his TED Talk at Tedxverbier.ch. In his talk, he uses examples from physics to illustrate the necessity of an open web index.

Among other things, he discusses CERN’s flagship, the LEC (Large Electron-Positron Collider), and uses this measuring instrument to illustrate how quickly false reports spread on the internet. We are pleased that he, as an employee of CERN, highlights the advantages and benefits of our open web search project in his lecture.

His powerful message: “The world needs to act collectively now as a connected community to solve the catastrophic challenges that humankind is facing.”


TED-Talk “Navigating the Entangled Web” by Dr. Tim Smith (CERN) in Verbier.