And for 4.0 - one big change is the move to mobile computing – there are now many billions of more cellular phones than laptops in the world, and these machines are becoming more and more capable – we need to combine communications and information technology to create the mobile Web
The slogan of Rensselaer is “Why not change the world” – with a combination of Web, Data and Communications technology, that is just what we are doing!
Web 3.0 emerges… Jim Hendler Tetherless World Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science Assistant Dean of Information Technology and Web Science Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~hendler
So far the commercial driver has been “weak semantics”
In the enterprise
Web 3.0 adds semantics as a value add to regular Web functionality
The big one is still out there
What’s next? Still, like many researchers working in this area, Hendler is already looking beyond emerging Semantic Web strategies and related technologies that are now collectively called Web 3.0. “This stuff is new and exciting,” he says. “ But I look at it this way: I started playing with the Semantic Web back in the 1990s. As a researcher, I’m not content to sit around and exploit Web 3.0; my job is to help create Web 4.0.” “Engineering the Web’s Third Decade,” CACM March, 2010