Predicting the next 5,000 days of the web

As the starting point for the first year Filologia course in Deusto, I have selected Kevin Kelly’s video from his talk at the 2007 EG conference in which he gives a personal but well authorized view of the Web. It has been very illustrative for me and I hope it will also be for my students, so I will ask them to view it and make comments.  



I have collected a number of posts which can give some isnpiration:

One thought on “Predicting the next 5,000 days of the web

  1. abaitua

    Students have started to send posts commenting the talk by Kevin Kelly. I will like to make some annotations in relation to the interpretation given to the term Semantic Web. In the latest post published so far this assertion is made:

    “In the next stage, known as the Semantic Web, the machine will link data directly to other data, wherever it may be. We will link from one idea (or word) on a page to another idea or word, rather than just link from one page to another. This restructuring of the Web will lead to every noun having a representation and being supported by the entire web.”

    Kelly talks about the Web of Things, that is, the embodiment of the current Web into all types of devices.

    Personally, I don’t think the Semantic Web will ever exist as a distinguished form or version of the current Web. There is semantic technology that can be applied to many important web services at different stages of the Web’s evolution (1.0, 2.0, 3.0.). I would argue then that, while the use of semantic technology in web 1.0 sites is unusual and is increasing in web 2.0 sites, it will become essential in web 3.0 services (enabling ubiquitous devices communicate with each other), but it will surely be combined with other technologies, perhaps even more relevant: HMM, n-grams, Bayesian networks, etc.

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