Web 3.0 is the next evolutionary step of the internet and is defined by people in the industry who visualize what the internet will be like in the next 10 years. It is estimated that Web 2.0 will run until 2010, so Web 3.0 will be from 2010-2020. The visions of industry experts vary on what they think Web 3.0 will bring, but a general picture emerges with the following characteristics:
- Personalized internet experience
- Search engines will capture user profiles and understand the context of your search words thus providing personalized search results
- These personalized experiences will be gotten through small, fast, highly customizable applications that are pieced together and run on any device (PC or mobile device) with distribution through social networks (no store purchase) and data being stored in the cloud.
- More “data” will be stored in the “cloud” (online) that will act as a master database and be the foundation of your personalized experiences online. Web 3.0 applications will draw and add to this database.
- The digital and atom world will start to converge
One simple description of Web 3.0 stated: “Really, it’s just Web 2.0 with a brain. The revolution is about data, and making it all smarter. What’s going to be different about Web 3.0 is that it’ll be the intelligent web.” -Kevin Kelly, Wired Magazine
Now open your mind and watch Kevin Kelly of Wired Magazine present his vision of Web 3.0 and what the next 5000 days will bring. The video is about 42 minutes. His presentation is only 23 minutes and the rest is a Q&A session.