What Is Web 3.0? Here’s An Introduction

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Clif Mims

Clif Mims is a Christian, husband, father, teacher, cancer warrior, and fan of the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Memphis Grizzlies.

14 thoughts on “What Is Web 3.0? Here’s An Introduction”

  1. Web 3.0 scares the living daylights out of me. We begin to see what A.I. will do for all of us, which has the potential to be amazing or devastating. Sure you Google will be able to tell you everything you need to know in the way and manner that you need it without all the fluff. But, it will also be able to tell your employer everything they need to know, without you…

  2. I’m wondering how much longer it will be before we try to search for something and Google tells us that’s not really what we want to look for. It’s kind of happening now with spelling – I guess grammar is next, then your search and purchasing history will be added in, then maybe your online health and purchasing records. All kept anonymous, of course…
    I suppose that’s the scary side – it really is incredible the amount and quality of information that’s available.

  3. I think this video explained the difference between 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 better. Better search results on google will be welcomed. I can’t imagine people being better connected than they already are on the web. Personally I think people post way too much personal information on the web when you can follow the daily lives of people you haven’t seen since middle school. Website already gather so much information on the users. Google is already displaying ads based on your browsing history.

  4. This is so exciting to think about! I love the example of searching for a movie and restaurant! Based on the advances in technology we have already seen, this seems very realistic to me. I can’t wait to see what the future holds!

  5. This is rather exciting as I find that although students, all well-verse at using the tools of the internet to perform pop culture type searches, many are not as sophisticated when it comes to determining the key word searches that they should use to gather the information they need (ISTE*S Standard 6).

    However, I cannot fathom really how the computer could ever supersede human error in information searches, but I’m sure that people from the past could not fathom what we consider commonplace today.

  6. I find it very interesting how we have linguistically referred to the progression of technology. It used to be referred to in possessive terms but now referred to in third person terms. Will it have a life of it’s own? Will it one day progress beyond our understanding? I’m not going “Terminator” but what truly are the implications of creating a technological entity that will one day beable to teach us new ideas?

  7. It is very interesting to consider what the next generation of internet will be. It’s hard to consider that it can be anymore advanced than it is now. However, when I first began using the internet it was a dial up connection. I never considered the thought of it being wireless. Wireless internet is something I now use everyday.

  8. We are already seeing some of this happening as ads and suggestions become tailored to our likes and dislikes on Facebook, searches on Google, etc. The programs all interact with each other and “feed” one another. While this will make everything faster, does it really make it “better”. It gives it that “big brother” feel and invades privacy.

    1. “Big brother” used to be a scary fable in history. Now it’s a TV show a lot of people want to be on. And what’s this “privacy” thing you speak of? I looked it up on the Internet and couldn’t find it anywhere.

  9. Like the video said, it is hard to imagine the internet being faster and smarter than it already is. It is already a minefield of data that can be used over and over without knowing how or when. It is creepy that when I do a google search that my Facebook ads start showing items similar to what I searched earlier. On the positive side, making it faster and smarter can continue to facilitate better research, better collaboration, and improved learning for people everywhere.

  10. This discuss raises many points, but my husband is right, what is the next step? If technologies are becoming more and more intelligent, will they still need people?

    Before we start discussing A.I.’s, we need understand what is available to us now. Kathleen Waters is right, a “highly personalized Web” is a great idea. But we will have to evolve with it. If not, viewpoints will be individualized as well. I believe this leads to isolation.

  11. For a long time I have wished my search engine could do a better job of finding websites that are really relevant to my search. It sounds like Web 3.0 could be the answer and that would be amazing! However, the critics of Web 3.0 make good points as well. I think the privacy issue is bigger and more important than a lot of web users understand. Young people are so used to the web that they don’t give much thought to the privacy they are giving up, bit by bit.

    I agree with an earlier comment about the concern about a highly personalized web browser that knows your tastes and preferences and performs searches with that in mind. I wonder if that will stunt the user’s personal growth and just reinforcement limited views as opposed to expanding a user’s world. Let’s hope that as the Web evolves, we do too, for the better.

  12. It takes special skills to perform searches effectively. Many people are not aware of how to phrase their search inquires in order to get the most relevant results. Web 3.0, together with Google’e predictive search inquiries could be a great tool that would allow anyone to find what is actually relevant to them without the need to read through multitude of pages with useless, irrelevant material.

  13. Someone at Google, I don’t know who, but I’m sure you can Google it, said their goal was not to find what you’re searching but to find what you’re searching for before you even know it. As neat as that is technologically I think socially and academically it is a bad idea.

    People already have a tendency to see what they already believe and listen more closely to what they agree with. If our main avenue of information access is tailored to serve us what we already believe, then we will each continually reinforce our own bigotry and misconceptions even as we think we are searching for the truth.

    I watch my mother do it constantly quoting her radio heroes without checking their sources. But at least she can check them if she tried. But just to search ‘Rick Santorum’ in 2010 and all you would get was a gross sexual act ( http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2010/08/rick-santorum-google-problem-dan-savage ) Granted this could be the exact opposite example of what I’m speaking for half the searchers but if Google achieves what it wants then it seems that those that aren’t interested in fecal froth will learn about the senator and those that are will learn something entirely different.

    Truth? Consequence?

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