Web 3.0

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Web 3.0A short story about the Semantic Web. Some Internet experts believe the next generation of the Web - Web 3.0 - will make tasks like your search for movies and food faster and easier. Instead of multiple searches, you might type a complex sentence or two in your Web 3.0 browser, and the Web will do the rest.

For example, you could type "I want to see a funny movie and then eat at a good Mexican restaurant. What are my options?" The Web 3.0 browser will analyze your response, search the Internet for all possible answers, and then organize the results for you.­

That's not all. Many of these experts believe that the Web 3.0 browser will act like a personal assistant. As you search the Web, the browser learns what you are interested in. The more you use the Web, the more your browser learns about you and the less specific you'll need to be with your questions.

Eventually you might be able to ask your browser open questions like "where should I go for lunch?" Your browser would consult its records of what you like and dislike, take into account your current location and then suggest a list of restaurants.

  • Milton Babb

    The internet will evolve into our collective brain, we won't have to think much.

  • Lester

    And of course the browser will always give us independent firms or businesses and they wouldn't just tell us to go to the sponsored company that pays them the most for the honor eh? People are already stupid and this will cause soceity to see the internet as a handful of corporately owned web sites. I do like the idea of a collective brain though. The documentary technocalypse discusses this idea as the next step of evolution.

  • Lee

    Nice,the owners of google will then truly know everything about me...while I get worse at being independent.

    Actually the U.S govt. would fund this project for sure!

  • Danby

    Web 3.0 will give you a polly shore movie and recommend mcdonalds......bastard web 3.0........

  • http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/about/ Vlatko

    Hahahaha.... Good one @Danby.

  • Adamo_Poeta

    Hmm, a whole web just to be our personal assistant? Maybe or maybe some other smaller thread of the web will, but the web 3.0 and 4.0 etc will sure make us all even more interconnected - and that's a good thing.

  • Unignorant

    wish there was more to watch or more like this

    very good piece

  • gero2006

    Enlightenment ideology treats libraries as collections of information sources. Collections by definition are rationally managed to promote knowledge. Instruments created for managing the library (i.e. catalogues and indexes) supposedly ensure perfect control of information. But the reality is that libraries handle huge amounts of information and no instrumentality can overcome the in-built tendancy to chaos. Despite their apparent stability, boring old libraries they are actually unpredictable (in the chaos theory butterfly flaps its wings kind of way) - this is why you sometimes can't find a book on a shelf even when the 'system' tells you it should be there.

    The internet is a hoard of information not a collection. It is not logically ordered just amassed. New instruments for managing the information hoard of the internet include search engines like Google. These do not even attempt to control information. Search engines are not the equivalent of catalogues and indexes. Search engines simply provide access to information. What people do with the information after they access it depends on them. If they have good information management skills they may sort out the hoard and find useful information. If not, they may drown in information overload.

    Librarians and information scientists have tried turning the internet into a library for years. Remember the Dublin Core standards and 'meta data' and the tags we are supposed to add to webpages? That is an attempt to index the internet. It totally flopped.

    Web 3.0 and the 'semantic web' is just another attempt by essentially the same professional group to treat the internet like a library and extend control over information. In some cases this desire for control is driven by a professional ideology (librarians seek to control information altruistically in order, so they claim, to make it more easily available to their service users). Others have business interests in information control and mean to milk control for profit. Still others have political interests... The conspiracy theorists who haunt this website can fill in the details I'm sure.

    Given that the internet is a hoard and can never be reduced to a collection because of the scale of information involved, any attempt at 'control' is doomed to fail. Given the butterfly effect, even minor errors in any attempt to control the internet could have major adverse consequences. Hence maybe it is best to leave the hoard alone. Or instead of seeking ways to control it, seek better ways to give access to it. Web 3.0 or the 'semantic web' is an attempt at control. Waste of time. Look for alternative methods of managing access. NOTE: THESE BRILLIANT INSIGHTS INTO MANAGING THE INTERNET ARE COPYRIGHT. DON'T STEAL MY IDEAS WITHOUT CREDITING ME (AND MY BANK ACCOUNT).

  • ReligionIsntAllBad

    Web 2.0 was already one of the dumber buzz phrases asserted by people who werent involved in its creation ... just observing it and offering a label in hindsight.

    This reminds me of a consulting group I worked for in Toronto. They were becoming a larger consulting firm dealing in research and pure strategy, trying to push their terminology and technology savvy. ”Business web” they called it ... which just means a business that isnt so retarded they think the internet is only for porn. Its for porn AND moving around data. Durp! Well no, really they were referring to the need for business to focus on their core instead of attempting to expand through their vertical ... and web out with networked connections to outsource their non-core ... which everyone running a business pretty much already understood by the 90s IMHO.

    I sat in a giant meeting between some penn state finance bigwigs and our own e-gov strategy team just absolutely FLABBERGHASTED as the State of Pennsylvania blew hard earned tax dollars employing a strategy consulting firm and then asking questions like ”So ... how do we get it so when people sign into our website ... they go over to THIS page instead of THAT one”. Then the answer is a super roundabout ”Hey ... lets do a mockup of a number of business strategies you might have to employ in the future in case your outsourcing relationships go sour”. LOL WUT!

    I quit a few weeks later and became a software engineer, because talking about it in board meetings is SO BORING, and Id been lucky enough to have been using linux for a while as a hobby :)

  • Joe

    Google.

  • http://N/A C. Godd

    I think the idea of having the religion language as a general use will create some kind of discomfort. We have hate crimes and anger closer to global revolution. Please do not influence your political and dark world agenda in the name of science. We know who you are as well as your long-term plan.

  • jojo

    eventually, the web will be a tool to control us..so fukk it..im goin off the grid homies....

  • David

    you guys or gals are all acting like you know the correct answers. Well you do not, in fact you have no idea that Google has your contact information or that Facebook has all your friends information. Web 3.0 will help make researching personal needs, but like everything else it will take teh information you allow it to take and use it in someway!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KZB4S3JEI4GWAOD24JMJMVJ7AU EOS

    SOOOOOOO basically this doc says that if i'm doing a research on rocket engines while watching a special on hiroshima cops will show up at my door accusing me of nuclear terrorism?

  • http://ebektor66.myopenid.com/ echafaud

    thats basically what i all do on the web search for movies and food

  • Digital iiinnovation

    Well I am not much impressed.. this is what we call AI and I believe we can have anything we want using AI.

  • lakotahope

    If you walk into the public domain, then everyone around you may see you. If you venture into the realm of the internet, so be it.... Nothing is private that you add to the web. Easy enough to understand for some.

  • http://www.thefullertonian.com Mark Stouffer

    Ouch! Those comments are stinging. And as I watch this I am hoping it does not turn out as an ominous-future, academic nostalgia it starts out as.

  • http://www.thefullertonian.com Mark Stouffer

    We didn't try to view the world in terms a machine could think about, we built machines that conformed to these terms. Semantics is quite a bit older than computers. So is logic. Hahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.thefullertonian.com Mark Stouffer

    Hahaha! We already do categorize large subdomains of this world. The auto industry, publishing (all books, periodicals, movies, tv, basically every story you've ever heard, or source of opinion), geography, demography, planetary health quotient. We categorize trillions of times more information today than before the web. In fact I do to. I record trillions more events than before and categorize them with file types.

  • Kelly Elton

    just reading the intro, I can already tell that this documentary is probably full of it. I'm sure a majority of what it talks about will never really happen, because we usually find more creative and intuitive ways of doing things, it's just the fact that nobody has thought of them yet, so we have no idea.

  • avd420

    Dude you should really watch it before you comment on it.

  • henrymart81

    This documentary is impossible to watch due to the insanely annoying music.

  • http://twitter.com/ghantal guerkan hantal

    you're soooo right dude. i really tried, tortured myself to watch, but gave up. i mean come on, who on this planet has such a bad taste in terms of putting the worst tunes ever created into a actually interesting documentary?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1223010976 Karthik Pabba

    The first step is the Evolution and the next step is a Revolution.

  • kiox987

    Computers calculate fast, simulate and save space... you will always going to have to think, remember and generally use your head to find what you are looking for. machine would never think for you, cos thinking ...is personal. Even if did with out you thinking it... it wouldnt be your thought anymore

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Beason/11823434 Matthew Beason

    the the Iphone 4S is doing this already!

  • Tom King

    LOL that "Where should I go for lunch" is a decision that a human needs a machine to make. Welcome to the Idiocracy.

  • hosa

    am i the only one why noticed that they are a bunch of jews?
    why is it always jews?

  • Pavel Kuba

    Never say never, there is always a solution

  • zureal

    What the F?
    Are people from a jewish background not human? Why make a point of singling them out?

  • Ryan Johnson

    Jews are smart, thats why I married one.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DUCMJC5FMMVPSRAFVCQCQTW5UE scottyladdy

    boring people ...

  • LeRoy Honey Child

    This seems dated imho ... and a bit sketchy.