The web is about 5,000 days old. I was there when it came along - I remember starting to notice it when Lynx replaced Gopher on the local university systems. I was too busy playing MUDs to pay too much attention, of course.
Watch this talk by Kevin Kelly. It may be the most important thing you watch this year.
Now, consider the summary list at the end and the messianic language it is couched in.
Let me ask one question - how would a mitochondria describe a person?