Oh, Lordy. I knew things were getting bad what with all the spam and dog and cat videos tsunami-ing the web. But then the guy who ‘invented’ the Internet way back when we used those huge beige plastic screens with eye-bleeding green or orange text sounds a dire warning, the rest of us had better pay attention.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 25 years ago. So it’s worth a listen when he warns us: There’s a battle ahead. Eroding net neutrality, filter bubbles and centralizing corporate control all threaten the web’s wide-open spaces. It’s up to users to fight for the right to access and openness. The question is, What kind of Internet do we want?