Web 4.0 is the impending state at which all information converges into a great ball of benevolent self-aware light, and solves every problem from world peace to why Lost stinks this season. All humans will begin working 24x7 to feed our new data overlord on a steady diet of email, PowerPoint foils, and cute pictures of our grandkids and/or dogs.
Posted by Jeff Moriarty on November 14, 2006
Something more sober? 3 Compare Spivack’s comments in interview quoted in article “What is ‘Web 3.0,’ and should you care?” that Web 3.0 is “the third decade of the Internet.” How the WebOS Evolves? By Nova SpivackFEBRUARY 09, 2007
Another, maybe clearer? 4 Web4Posted by Seth Godin on January 19, 2007
Tim O’Reilly coined the term Web 2.0. . . . Web 2.0 pages encourage community and user-generated content.
Web 3 is the brainchild of Tim Berners-Lee, largely credited for inventing the world wide web in the first place. It’s more commonly called the Semantic Web.
Web4 is about making connections, about serendipity and about the network taking initiative.
Examples from Godin? I’m typing an email to someone . . .
and we’re brainstorming about doing a business development deal with Apple. A little window pops up and lets me know that David over in our Tucscon office is already having a similar conversation with Apple and perhaps we should coordinate.
My PDA knows I’m going to a convention. Based on my email logs, it recommends who I ought to see while I’m there--because my friends have opted in to our network and we’re in sync. See more at Web4
The Immersive Web? Web 4.0: What it is and when it’s coming
If Web 2.0 is Facebook and Twitter - the read/write web, where people upload content as well as consuming it; and Web 3.0 is the data web - where everything has a digital footprint and presence and where your phone means you take the internet with you wherever you go, and the Internet of Things brings objects from cars to microwaves online; Web 4.0 is a different kettle of fish.
Here's Tom Jenkins’ [of Canadian company Open Text]take on what Web 4.0 will bring:
“It’s immersive and it’s the avatar web. It will be a virtual world…”
Wasn’t this touted as Web 3.0? Well, yes, back in 2010, even:
Web 3.0: The Immersive Web
CES 2010 has come and gone, but from it, it was clear that this year marks the beginning of the era of 3D entertainment.
CES 2010 - and the companies’ showcase of their R&D jewels - marks the end of Web 2.0 and the beginning of Web 3.0. For better or for worse, the world will never be the same again.Saturday, February 6, 2010
Or is Web 3.0 maybe mobile web? Web 3.0 and the Future of Learning:
The use of mobile devices for learning is correlated with market performance and highly correlated with effective learning. An increasingly mobile web experience is seen as the hallmark of Web 3.0.
By Michael Green, T+D APRIL 11 // FEATURE, a report on the latest ASTD research study, Better, Smarter, Faster: How Web 3.0 Will Transform Learning in High-Performance Organizations
What is next, then? Immersive?
The use of virtual worlds, simulations, augmented reality, and multiplayer gaming technologies for learning are expected to increase dramatically in the next few years.
By Michael Green, Better, Smarter, Faster : Web 3.0 and the Future of Learning
What about Web 5.0? OnlineClock.net Launches Web 5.0
“…what we’re talking about with Web 5.0 is the introduction of a new dimension in the the web equation: everything having to do with time, and web services which all revolve around time and bringing time-based services to the user, via whatever new methods happen to be available.”
OnlineClock.net creator and owner Tom Churm“Web 4.0 just sounds stupid…so we decided to skip it.”See also Online Clock Starts Web 5.0
Another thought Web 5.0 : the telepathic web
brain implants, helmets … to read/write directly into your brain will get better and better, smaller and smaller, cheaper and cheaper.
And remember: any electronical device that can read your brain can be connected to a wireless modem to connect you to the internet … to connect you to anyone or anything you like: your wife, your facebook friends, wikipedia, your radio- or TV station, your coffee machine…
Or is 5.0 the Wise Web? Future of The Web- Will Web 5.0 Take Control?
Web 5.0- the Wise Web, is still in shadow play, but it’s definitely coming. Its signature is written large in research labs across the planet, where everything from human behaviour, emotions, decision-making, network science, brain cognition and automated learning is being funded.
Web 5.0 will scoop up all this new knowledge and the intelligence offered by Webs 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0 and deliver it in an ethical, self-aware and sentient framework, embedding all biological and artificial life within a global cooperative intelligence.
More info at Future Society- The Future of the Media by David Tow