The Dreamers and the Godfathers

In this section I'll present some people, who had a vision of or defined some aspects or features of communication networks, Internet and WWW, several decades (or even centuries) before their actual implementing as a global communication network of knowledge:

Robert Hooke Claude Chappe
Jules Verne Paul Otlet
Mark Twain Nikola Tesla
Herbert Wells Wilhelm Ostwald
Emanuel Goldberg George Stibitz
Vannevar Bush Murray Leinster
Jorge Luis Borges
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered, the point is to discover them!
Galileo Galilei