06/25/2012 10:28 am ET

The Top 10 Visionaries In Tech: Newsweek Daily Beast Digital Power Index

In two short decades, the Internet has changed almost everything about the way we live: The way we communicate, the way we shop, the way we read, the way we love, the way we fight, the way we play. So, too, the people shaping and changing the world are a breed apart from the old ruling class. Moguls, Masters of the Universe, military despots…your time has come and gone. The geeks have inherited the earth!

To honor these digerati, we took a cue from that Tinseltown institution–the Oscars–and let peers nominate and vote for their fellows for outstanding performances in their individual digital fields. We call it The Newsweek Daily Beast Digital Power Index, our first-ever collection of the 100 most significant players in 10 fields across the rapidly-expanding digital universe. And taking another cue from the Academy, we’ve also named our own Life Achievement Award winners.

Follow the link (below) to see the Newsweek Daily Beast list of top 10 Visionaries in tech. To see all the honorees across all categories -- including innovators, revolutionaries and viralologists -- click here.

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