What’s the future of the web?

A new short film provides a thoughtful look at the future of the world wide web. Technologists believe it’s a new take on the old refrain–a smarter web that understands requests for information and can return more relevant responses to our queries–called the semantic web. The documentary film by Kate Ray explores just how much information is now available, and how the sheer volume of information (trillions of pages) is making it harder to find the information you’re seeking (“we’re drowning in our richness”). As semantic web engineer Nova Spivack (Twine, Live Matrix) says in the video, “Google doesn’t scale to that.”  The film also includes interviews with internet luminaries including the “inventor” of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee. Worth every minute.

Web 3.0 from Kate Ray on Vimeo.