10. World Wide Web: Tim Berners-Lee, 1989
If there is one thing that modern day society couldn’t live without, it is surely the internet. Whether for informative purposes, for educational research, or for watching entertaining cat videos on Youtube, we really have come to rely on the World Wide Web. before 1989, this was just a futurist idea belonging to crazy sci-fi movies. Engineer and scientist, Tim Berners-Lee made the proposal for the internet in 1989. After graduating from Oxford, he went on to be a software manager at CERN. Although met with intrigue and scoffing at the idea of this notion, Berners-Lee pursued and the internet was born. And aren’t we glad it was! If anyone deserves a high 5 for their work, it is this guy!