Answer to the first debate: Kevin kelly’s description of the web.

Kevin Kelly, author that we have been studying in class and editor of Wired magazine, has recently talked about the first five thousand days of the Web in an informal meeting at the EG 2007 Conference, where he, also, shared with all of us through a revealing video his main thoughts about how he thinks the future of the Web will be. Summing up, we could say that Kelly announces three main changes in the evolution of the Web:

  • An increasing contribution of users
  • The ‘semantic’ Web
  • The AI of the Machine

Let’s analyze these improvements carefully. In first place, according to Kelly, users are going to make the Web more capable somehow. We will be able to provide the Web up-to-date information, data, photos…We will take a more active part in ‘building’ the Web. The Wikipedia, weblogs, or wikis, for instance, are good examples of this movement. We are gradually widenning the senses and abilities of the Machine.

In second place, Kevin Kelly talks about what he calls the ‘semantic’ Web. In his opinion, we are going to stop linking pages and we are going to begin linking ideas and concepts. These hyperlinked ideas and the optimization of search engines that Web 2.0 bring us will be extremelly beneficial, allowing us to surf a network of connected thoughts.

In third place, Kelly reflects on the AI of the Machine and its possibilities. He believes that in the future the Web will be smarter, more intelligent…, that the Web will offer a wider range of services, that the Web will know us, and, consequently, that it will be much more personalized.

Kevin Kelly, digital culture expert, reaches to the conclusion that the next five thousand days of the Web are not going to be just a better Web, but a whole renewed, reinvented and different Web.

References:

Kevin Kelly. ¿Cómo serán los próximos 5.000 días de la Web? (2008, August 21) In Microsiervos. Retrieved 20:01, November 13, 2008, from
http://www.microsiervos.com/archivo/tecnologia/kevin-kelly-5000-dias-web.html

Web 2.0. (2008, November 13). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 20:02, November 13, 2008, from
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Web_2.0&oldid=251590110

What is Web 2.0. (2005, September 30). In O’reilly. Retrieved 20:04, November 13, 2008, from
http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html

Web 1.0. (2008, November 9). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 20:16, November 13, 2008, from
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Web_1.0&oldid=250642401


Group members: Javier Basterrechea, Saioa Batiz, Adrián Cadenas, Andrea Díaz and Iraia Eizmendi

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