Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Web 3.0

If Web 1.0 was the familiar mainly one-way publishing/e-commerce medium that we all grew up with, and Web 2.0 is the emerging social/community sort of interactive sites and businesses with lots of user-generated content, then what will Web 3.0 be?

No one knows, but my bet is on functionality that merges the web with the real world in seamless and meaningful fashions. Imagine an iPhone that can recognize people you know as you encounter them and tell you stuff about them you may not immediately recall, or a car windshield that displays an unobtrusive signal when your directions say you should make a turn.

Well, at TED, a clutzy version of one such hybrid device was displayed.

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