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What Comes Next Is the Future (2016)

What Comes Next Is the Future is a documentary film about the web created by Bearded founder Matt Griffin. It is the story of Tim Berners-Lee's creation - how it came to be, where it's been... See full summary »

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Matt Griffin
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Credited cast:
John Allsopp John Allsopp ... Self
Dan Appelquist Dan Appelquist ... Self
Irene Au Irene Au ... Self
Tim Berners-Lee ... Self
Paul Boag Paul Boag ... Self
Brendan Eich Brendan Eich ... Self (as Brandon Eich)
Brad Frost Brad Frost ... Self
Lyza Danger Gardner Lyza Danger Gardner ... Self
Kelly Goto Kelly Goto ... Self
Aaron Gustafson Aaron Gustafson ... Self
Stephen Hay Stephen Hay ... Self (as Stephan Hay)
Val Head Val Head ... Self
Kevin M. Hoffman Kevin M. Hoffman ... Self
Greg Hoy Greg Hoy ... Self
Denise Jacobs Denise Jacobs ... Self
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What Comes Next Is the Future is a documentary film about the web created by Bearded founder Matt Griffin. It is the story of Tim Berners-Lee's creation - how it came to be, where it's been, and where it's going - as told by the people who build it. In the film, Griffin knits together a narrative by mining dozens of conversations with important figures from throughout the web's history including Jeffrey Zeldman, Denise Jacobs, Tim Berners-Lee, Ethan Marcotte, Chris Wilson, Lyza Danger Gardner, Eric Meyer, Irene Au, Alex Russell, Trent Walton, Val Head, Jonathan Snook and many more. Written by Matt Griffin

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Loved it.
8 September 2016 | by bkardellSee all my reviews

An excellent and honest summed up "people's history" - a breadth of perspectives from people who were there, in various roles, as the Web experienced growing pains and came to be what it is today. From moments of elation to moments of pure frustration it is all woven, into a wonderful tapestry that asks not just "what happened" but "what have we learned along the way... and where do we go from here?".

Anyone who loves the Web should watch this. I'm extraordinarily grateful that this, and the related footage/interviews will exist for posterity. It's already amazing for people without a 20 year history of working on the Web to hear, from the mouths of people who were in the trenches at the time, not just what happened, but how and why. In another decade it will be considerably more so. In a few decades most of the people in this film - their stories, struggles, observations and contributions would otherwise be likely lost or forgotten. Here in this documentary, our spirit to move forward will be forever preserved.


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English

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18 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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$70,000 (estimated)
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Bearded Studio See more »
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16:9 HD
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