Web 3.0: A story about the Semantic Web
What will be Web 3.0? Why we should build it and how? Is it real possible? Make the world digital or make the machines able to understand the world? This is one, is one of the deepest questions in Western philosophy. This short documentary by Kate Ray tries to answer this questions; or at least make you think about them.
Web 3.0 must & will be the future, the evolve from Web 2.0. Location will not play anymore a core-role as it’s been fragmented already. We have built tons of geo-loc enabled applications that satisfy every need, thus now we need to link data. As Sir Tim-Berners Lee said in his TED talk: “Open your data, open your data!”
We need to make computers understand all of an item’s connections with other things/people/everything. That’s trillions of trillions of collections. Here we get to the question as Clay Shirky puts it:
I’ve often joked that the Semantic Web is a witness protection program for AI researchers. That what the Semantic Web held out was the possibility that instead of making machines think like people, we could describe the world in terms that machines were good at thinking about. So we would switch from trying to build up brains in silicon, and instead rerender the actual world as information. And that gets very quickly to one of the deepest, you know, questions in all of Western philosophy, which is: Does the world make sense? Or do we make sense of the world? I don’t think you can unambiguously describe the world. I don’t think you can describe the world, or even large subdomains of the world, in a way that all observers or even most observers will agree with.
You see, this is very tricky.
What do you think? Is Semantic Web real possible in computing or even in philosophical terms, or it is not?