I was blown away in my class this week when Dr. Eugene Kowch explained our current Web 2.0 and the new and upcoming Web 3.0. For those of you who don’t know, Web 2.0 “allows users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators of user-generated content in a virtual community” (Web 2.0, n.d., para. 1). We use tools such as wikis, blogs, Google doc sharing and so forth to collaborate and create. We are very connected to content and others when using the world wide web.
The new features of Web 3.0 are being able to combine or integrate things and people together (Dr. Kowch, 2012). It will create an artificial intelligence where technology can problem solve and provide solutions based on known information. It can be as simple as turning off the lights when no one is in the room or checking the fridge’s inventory and making an online order to replenish food items. It will allow users to think in a way that was never possible before. This computer intelligence will affect the way we live, think and act. There are obvious advantages to having Web 3.0 and there is no doubt that it will make life a lot easier. I just hope that it never comes to the day when we base all our decisions the suggestions provided by artificial intelligence. I hope we will continue to be critical free thinkers when embracing and using this new technology.
To see a great example of Web 3.0, please view the video below:
**This video was shared by Dr. Eugene Kowch in our EDER 677 course. It was posted on his website and on YouTube**
Web 2.0 (n.d.). Wikipedia. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0