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Web 3.0: What's next?


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Web 3.0: What's next?

  1. 1. © 2011 David Teten. More at Web 2.0 NYC Conference ( June 14, 2007 Web 3.0 – Where Are We Headed? David Teten @dteten New York, NY with research assistance from Sutithi Chakraborty
  2. 2. © 2011 David Teten. More at David Teten • Partner, ff Venture Capital, early-stage technology venture capital fund, one of the best performing seed- and early-stage venture capital firms in the U.S. • Previously serial entrepreneur and technology investment banker • Advised clients such as Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group, Icahn Enterprises, LLR Partners ($1.4b fund), Birch Hill Equity Partners (C$2B fund), and other institutional investors • Harvard MBA 1998, Yale BA, both with honors. • / @dteten
  3. 3. Slide 3 © 2011 David Teten. More at The Web has Come a Long Way… Parameters Web 1.0 (Read) Web 2.0 (Read-Write) Web 3.0 (Read-Write- Execute) Governance Top down Bottoms up ? Communication People to Machine Machine to machine and People to People Machine to People Information Discovery Search and Browse Publish and Subscribe Info Discovers itself Information Retrieval Transactional Relationships Seeks you out Information Aggregation Portal, Commercial Aggregators Micro-Aggregation Universal Tagging Marketing, Selling Push, Contextual Conversational, Personal ? Content Control Publishers, Aggregators Content Authors Content itself Content Structure Documents, Pages Tagged Objects Information cloud Applications Closed, Proprietary Open, Standard-based ? Technology HTML, Solaris, Oracle XML, AJAX, RSS, PHP, MySQL, XQuery ? First 2 columns from: “Web 2.0 the Living Web and Putting “We” in the Web”, Bebo White, University of San Francisco)
  4. 4. Slide 4 © 2011 David Teten. More at What is Web 3.0?...Possible Ideas… Semantic Web Intelligent Web The Web as a database The Web + artificial intelligence 3D Web The Web as a space Image sourced from: Web-Enabled Space Space as a Web
  5. 5. Slide 5 © 2011 David Teten. More at Semantic Web A Developers’ Web: © APIs (Amazon Web Services) © Mashups (Yahoo! Pipes) Image sourced from: A website that announces a conference immediately transfers the time and date of the conference to the user’s electronic calendar. The location — address, latitude, longitude, perhaps even altitude — could be sent to the user’s GPS device, and the names and biographies of others invited could be sent to an instant messenger list. (Tim Berners-Lee, Source: International Herald Tribune, May 24, 2006)
  6. 6. Slide 6 © 2011 David Teten. More at An Intelligent Web A hotel application "understands” concepts, such as room temperature, bed comfort, and hotel price, and can distinguish between concepts, such as “great”, “almost great”, and “mostly OK” to provide useful direct answers (A Web 3.0 demonstration project, OPINE: courtesy University of Washington. Source: The New York Times, November 12, 2006) “No keywords” Search: Searching for media with media (Examples: [image], Polar Rose [image], Pandora [music] (Source: PC Mag, April 14, 2007) Imagessourcedfrom:PCMag,April14,2007
  7. 7. Slide 7 © 2011 David Teten. More at Search for a Hotel in Seattle through OPINE… Source:KnowItAll,WashingtonUniversity
  8. 8. Slide 8 © 2011 David Teten. More at OPINE Suggests “The Sorrento” with Complete Review Summary… Source:KnowItAll,WashingtonUniversity
  9. 9. Slide 9 © 2011 David Teten. More at Intelligent Web: Visual Search … Imagesourcedfrom:PCMag,April14,2007
  10. 10. Slide 10 © 2011 David Teten. More at The Web as a Space A 3D Web © Taking a virtual stroll through a 3D Gap store, interacting with the staff, and trying out virtual garments © Traveling to a foreign city and walking through its streets
  11. 11. Slide 11 © 2011 David Teten. More at Space as a Web Read Write—Unplugged © “Easier, cheaper, and more pervasive” © Traffic information downlinked to your car GPS device via satellite © Payment of bills by phone (call a number or swipe your phone) © Uploading to your 'vlog' wirelessly and remotely from your small video camera © Cheap 3D printers Source:
  12. 12. Slide 12 © 2011 David Teten. More at Web 3.0 Fast Movers… © IT “Movers and Shakers”: → Yahoo! and HP have invested considerably on research and adopted some Semantic Web standards → Google and Microsoft are working in the 3D Web domain © Web 3.0 Research Projects → KnowItAll (University of Washington) → Web Fountain (IBM) © Web 3.0 Startups (most are in stealth mode and/or in beta-stage) → Radar Networks (Social Search) → YapTA (Travel) → Cyc (Artificial Intelligence System) → (Visual Search) → Pandora (Music Search) → Polar Rose (Image Search) → Metaweb Technologies (Web Applications)
  13. 13. Slide 13 © 2011 David Teten. More at When?...and What next? © No fixed time frame in sight → Experts predict we are not as far from Web 3.0 as it might seem © Next in line – Web 4.0 → Immersion indistinguishable from reality (“The Matrix”) → The Inclusion of taste, touch and smell! → A “Learning Web” (Source: Google Blogoscoped) “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. “ - Jeff Moriarty, Intel