7 thoughts on “The Evolution of the Web: Past, Present, Future”

  1. Nova,

    Great presentation! I really liked how you put the various approaches to a smarter web onto a 2D continuum – intelligence in the software vs. intelligence in the data (slides 15 & 16).

    I'm curious about your perspective on one issue that doesn't really come out, at least in this presentation. Beyond social tagging, how (if at all) do you see the real-time aspects of the web, and in particular dynamic interactions between people on services like Twitter fitting into the future evolution of the web?

    From slide #3, it appears that after the 'folksonomics' of web 3.0, there is a steadily diminishing role for human intelligence in the evolution of the web as you it outline. What role do you see for people in the future web?

    Are individuals destined to become less & less central to the creation and flow of information, as the 'heavy lifting' of knowledge generation, and perhaps eventually, innovation, becomes increasingly the responsibility of intelligent technology?

    Personally, I lean towards a increasingly marginalized role for individual humans in the information network of the future, as a result of our relatively limited cognitive capacities. I talk some about it here: http://bit.ly/73COBi.

    I'm curious to hear what you think the future has in store for the human role in Web 3.0 and beyond.

    –Dean

    Dean Pomerleau
    @deanpomerleau
    http://www.thoughtfulcog.com

  2. Nova,

    Great presentation! I really liked how you put the various approaches to a smarter web onto a 2D continuum – intelligence in the software vs. intelligence in the data (slides 15 & 16).

    I'm curious about your perspective on one issue that doesn't really come out, at least in this presentation. Beyond social tagging, how (if at all) do you see the real-time aspects of the web, and in particular dynamic interactions between people on services like Twitter fitting into the future evolution of the web?

    From slide #3, it appears that after the 'folksonomics' of web 3.0, there is a steadily diminishing role for human intelligence in the evolution of the web as you it outline. What role do you see for people in the future web?

    Are individuals destined to become less & less central to the creation and flow of information, as the 'heavy lifting' of knowledge generation, and perhaps eventually, innovation, becomes increasingly the responsibility of intelligent non-human technology?

    Personally, I lean towards an increasingly marginalized role for individual humans in the information network of the future, as a result of our relatively limited cognitive capacities. I talk some about it here: http://bit.ly/73COBi.

    I'm curious to hear what you think the role will be for humans in Web 3.0 and beyond.

    –Dean

    Dean Pomerleau
    @deanpomerleau
    http://www.thoughtfulcog.com

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