Life has to be easy and comfortable in the forthcoming years – swim across flood of data as you think, see images as you imagine, and write as you gesture. As of today, you could be thinking of them to be chimerical and crazy. But, friends, the World Wide Web is pacing fast to be so while doing and receiving everything could be effortless!
John Markoff of the New York Times coined the term Web 3.0, envisaging the future of the web world. Initially, it snowballed quite a bit of debate within the industry. Close to the research and development of the interactive web era – Web 2.0 – voiced against it claiming such a move was too early to predict pending change in the web world and starkly unwarranted.
Disagreed. Web history has something different to say. Web 1.0 sites were started with content-driven technology and users didn’t have a way to engage themselves and interact with the interface. Web 1.0 platform was one-way communication, closed, read-only content and personal websites.
It had to come out of this closed shell. As a result, Web 2.0 sites were started – moving them beyond mere posting of content. Users were allowed to participate in the web through collaboration. Two-way communication has been established. Users can enjoy active involvement. User-generated content and blogging can be discussed across. Web 2.0 sites allow for user interaction and participation by having a user-friendly interface where one can edit and publish the current information. Architecture of the websites are communicative and collaborative, where viewers have some power and control over data. Content management system thus has become Wikis, directories or taxonomy have become tagging or folksonomy, and domain name speculation has become search engine optimization.
So, what is Web 3.0 going to be like? It’s yet early to predict. But, that it is going to be gesture-controlled, behavior-controlled and even controlled by emotions is almost perceptible. Let’s imagine the world of Web 3.0.
Suppose you want to have continental food items this evening and also want to watch a comedy movie after it. Open the browser and ask Google to search for information about a restaurant and a theater. You may wish to know what best continental dishes are being cooked in the kitchen and the names of restaurants close to your home and which movies are playing in the theater. It is sure you will read some short descriptions of each film before making your choice. Viewers’ reviews about the movies and customers’ reviews about the dishes will most likely be read. Plus, you must also visit a number of websites prior to head for those places.
Web technology researchers say that Web 3.0 will make your search for restaurants or foods or movies easier and quicker like never before. Instead of multiple searches, type in just a complex query or two in jagged sentence in your Web 3.0 browser, the rest will be done by the Web. The browser will analyze your query, search for answers, and organize results for you.
Web browser will be retooled. So, it can remember your likes and dislikes, your tendencies and trenchancies. Browser on your system will learn and know of them. Next time, whenever you will inquire of the restaurant or movies, it will come back to you with results of your choice!