Monday, 18 February 2008

Web 3.0 and beyond!

Enough has already been discussed about web 2.0 and it has become definitely not an “in-thing” to talk about, personally I always feel web 2.0 was a cooked up marketing strategy for presenting things in a sophisticated way - which users always wanted. Web 2.0 is not a technical breakthrough in a great way that it could spark lot of innovations. All that we got was a bunch of social networking mumbo jumbos with Ajax in the presentation layer. But it is really getting to be interesting what is brewing as web 3.0.

Web 3.0 as per Tim Berners-lee is “People keep asking what Web 3.0 is. I think maybe when you've got an overlay of scalable vector graphics - everything rippling and folding and looking misty - on Web 2.0 and access to a semantic Web integrated across a huge space of data, you'll have access to an unbelievable data resource” This sounds really serious and don’t mean much to ordinary mortals who are not in the innovation league of Tim.
Last I heard about the innovation league was that they are working on web 6.0 where you can order a coffee from starbucks site and download through your USB port, 6.0 is a web that could convert the bits into liquid particles using B2PML (bit to particle mapping language), Don’t get me wrong , after all did any one believe about 3D printers?

So what could constitute web 3.0, here is a compilation of what the world feels about web 3.0
People would operate on a semantic web, i.e. the data that is available can be perceived as information and can be queried over the web. Somebody can initiate a query like, Hey Mr. Google; get me a list of all the politicians around the world who are honest? (Google after querying over numerous indexed semantic webs would judiciously return No data found.)

It would pave way for artificial intelligence, so the bot that we could write would browse over the world and get us the cheapest air-ticket for Hawaii, book a hotel room at the rate of 2$/day against the actual cost of 2000$ (next to where your childhood sweetheart who is still unmarried like you, stays; married guys get to stay in YMCA types alone) , place an order for a pick up cab with a driver who is pleasant and speaks Swahili for your convenience and send a smart convincing I-AM-FEELING-VERY-SICK mail to your boss

Distributed databases where one row of info could be in a db running with oracle in seattle and rest would be in liquid and semi solid format running on a unknown db in Ghana
Easy communication with aliens

Oops , i think I am getting too wild about futuristic web 3.0 and till the time I could see a sensible web 3.0 project in apache , I am happy to drink coffee in a traditional way by buying it from a coffee shop, You?

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