Ben Underwoodtaught is blind, both of his eyes were removed (cancer) when he was 3. Yet, he plays basketball, rides on a bicycle, and lives a quite normal life. He taught himself to use echo location to navigate around the world. With no guide-dogs, he doesn’t even need hands: he uses sound. Ben makes a short click sound that bounces back from objects. Amazingly, his ears pick up the ecos to let him know where the objects are. He’s the only person in the world who sees using nothing but eco location, like a sonar or a dolphin.
He is the great mind behing enventing the internet.
His breakthrough came when he spotted the global potential of the small networks used by the military and computer scientists as a way of communicating.
He put the first website online in 1991, inventing a new language (HTML) to make it more accessible and easy for users to create pages. The Worldwide Web (www) was his term. From its fledgling beginnings, there are now more than 1.4 bn internet users throughout the world.