Just when you were starting to get tired of Web 2.0, David Siegel envisions Web 3.0. We’re not there yet, but it sounds pretty darn cool:
The best way to sum up Web 3.0 is to say that, in the future, everything will be smart. No longer will you need to go to several web sites to research flights and fares, then book your own ticket with your credit card information on a particular site. In Web 3.0, you’ll just send your software agent on a mission to watch for and book a flight that meets your criteria at the best price (and at the last possible second, giving you more flexibility than you had before).
He says the three main areas of Web 3.0 will be the semantic web, universal product and service descriptors and the online desktop. He concludes: “The Semantic Web is smart, it’s inside-out, it’s made of interchangeable parts, and it updates instantly.”
It’s not an entirely “disinterested” perspective. Siegel’s looking to hire a Web 3.0 intern and says he’s developed a 28-page business plan for “a fund to start Web 3.0 companies here in New York City.”
Siegel also mentions some “Web 2.5″ efforts to gather and categorize data. Hm, that mission sounds familiar… (Okay, technically, he says data “that’s either unstructured or loosely structured in a nonstandard way.”)
Anyone else have their Web 3.0 predictions ready?