The International Herald Tribune has a transcript of Sir Tim Berners-Lee who is known for being the inventor of the World Wide Web, which is the most visible and visited area of the internet with the ubiquitous HTTP://WWW. acronym.
Berners-lee answers to some very interesting questions including one on the ongoing debate on Net neutrality in the US. He presents the audience with a clear cut answer; 'Unless we have the neutrality of the medium that we've enjoyed up until now, unless that continues for TV and audio streaming, that richness, that diversity will die, and it will be a sad day.'
Coming from the person who originally made it all happened, this does carry some weight.
He also regrets having included the double slash in http:// as well as the top level domain or TLD as a suffix. Had he got his way, http://technowatch.itproportal.com would have become http:com/itproportal/technowatch.
He also touched upon what the Internet will look like in 10 or 20 years as well as development in the semantic Web which makes heavy use of metadata.