According to you if new web and semantic technology may give the people more power to disseminate information, create content, actively sharing ideas or it will be doing by intelligence machines.Read more »
The web has taken off in ways unexpected to those who designed it and technologies are being used in new and exciting ways. For the Semantic Web we have technologies created by researchers and panels such as RDF and OWL designed to help create ontologies and describe information. While these are certainly useful tools for those who need them, how many people truly need such powerful tools? Does the success of ideas such as microformats suggest that perhaps this is the wrong direction and a simpler approach would be better?Read more »
Several of us were eager to watch, listen, and learn this afternoon, however, the Internet broadcast kept dropping, and finally we gave up. Can you let all of the participants know (by post to the web site) how to access the podcast as replay of today's event, along with downloadable charts? Thanks so much! Anthony D. Hall, Global Web User Engineering, ibm.com, IBM. :-)Read more »
During the WWDC keynote address, Apple announced mobileme. The speaker said something to the effect of, "you send all of your information to a cloud in the sky and the cloud will send your information to all of your devices." Is the cloud God and does that damn apple have anything to do with the dawn/end of mankind?Read more »
Nicholas Carr, in his new article in The Atlantic asks the question - " Is Google making us Stoopid ?". He says spending too much time on the internet has made it difficult for him to read long passages of prose due to the Internet Style of prose.
Even I have changed the way I think. I do not try to remember certain (not so important) things because I know Google will provide me the answers by just typing it in the search bar.
Is this good for us?
Is Google really making us stupid ?
Will the Semantic web make us even more stupid ?\
Apple's iPhone or Nokia's equivalent: who's device will attract the most developers over the next 5 years?
Just wondering how the panel sees this battle playing out in the near term for the US market. Looks like Apple improved its "3-G" connectivity and dropped its prices, but Nokia seems to attract the open-source coders. Thank you for taking my question.Read more »
HCLS has been in place for some time now and was recently rechartered. Institutions such as the Cleveland Clinic, Intermountain Health Care, the Mayo Clinic have worked on the semantics of medicine and healthcare for decades and there seems to be a certain amount of skepticism that W3C can make a significant contribution in this field. What have been the successes so far? Is there evidence that the group is gaining traction? What do you expect the near future to be for the organization? How can HCSL garner broader support?Read more »
The Internet has begun to provide community for persons suffering from many conditions. The involvement of people who have a similar problem is a valuable component of health-related social support. Internet-based social support for persons with substance use disorders has not been explored, except alcohol and nicotine addiction online programs. Do you think in the future there is hope for anti-drug websites to serve as social networks for drug users and provide help during recovery? Can we say future of treatment for substance abuse recovery is e-twelve step groups?Read more »
Recently, members of the Facebook Cause for Net Neutrality made a very populat video about information they had received alleging that ISP's are secretly collaborating to end the internet as we know it. After their video went viral on Digg and YouTube, employees of Bell Canada and TELUS confirmed that cable and telecom giants are seeking to package websites into subscription services, charging extra fees for any website that is not part of the package.Read more »
As web technologies exponentially increase in complexity, and as the browser war marches on, does the future of the Internet include the browser or will it rely more on increasingly-connected OSes and desktop applications? Does search and semantic search applications belong integrated into our machines & mobile devices?Read more »
Right now everything's a best efforts, throw everything through at the same time in the same way approach, but aren't there possibilities where prioritizing some traffic over others can be a great thing?
For example, creating a separate dedicated channel for your VoIP traffic so that calls aren't degraded whenever someone else in the house starts using P2P.
Is there any potential for a future where allowing some traffic to be prioritized over others to be a net positive for consumers, app developers, and network operators?Read more »
The Web has evolved into an application platform over the years but does W3C reflect on this enough?
Why are we still hacking web application user interfaces into document mark-up language (HTML)? Are application user interfaces documents? Isn't this too clumsy and burdensome? What is W3C going to do about this?Read more »
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What about neural models for Web 3.0, the Semantic Web as a kind of geocortex where decentralized, independent, and diverse individuals play the role of neurons, aggregating and firing linguistic, subject-oriented action potentials through their many untethered screens, ultimately producing a potentially superhuman collective intelligence a la The Wisdom of Crowds? The neocortex produces the self. Might not a Semantic Web modeled after the neocortex in time produce something like a singular planetary self?Read more »
How can a communication system serve a democratic society if it is not fully transparent to the user?
With HTML and the advent of the WWW, layers of information were added to documents that remain hidden from the user’s view. Unbeknownst to the user, they can contain, carry, and transmit information that can incriminate or divulge the user beyond any level that a reasonably responsible person can be aware of. The new standard Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), virtually allows to transmit our entire medical record within a single IP address sent back to a website.
Is such a system not determined to falter once society realizes its perils?Read more »
For better or worse, the wiki represents the current state-of-the-art of the "collaborative web" to most people in business, education, and elsewhere. Yet it seems that they are ill-suited to that purpose. Within the framework of current or near-future technologies, how do you see our interface to the "collaborative web" improving over what we have now?Read more »
As far as each user is able to build her own Semantic Web site, chances are that information could be presented as a resource for some interests while being pornography, commercial nonsense, and the things we're getting used in W1.0 and W2.0.
Would Viagra be the item returned when I query the Semantic Web for any useful information? I'm afraid spammers are to find their way in Semantic Web as they have in HTML web.Read more »
The Semantic Web relies on URIs while Vinton Cerf warns against this practice. What is your point of view?
Recently I've read Vinton Cerf warning us from (1) Data loss due to software updating and not being able to read "old data" any longer and, (2) using URLs to access data, he says a better and more reliable method should be developed.
I'd like to know your opinion about this issues.Read more »
Can you imagine the future of the world (wide Web) without the Semantic Web? What would such a world (wide Web) look like?
If Tim Berners-Lee et al. had never come up with the Semantic Web idea and none of the technologies (RDF/S, OWL, SPARQL, etc.) would have ever happened what direction, you think, would the Web be heading right now and how bright would be its further future? Is the Semantic Web (from a long term point of view) inevitable?Read more »
Are pursuing data privacy and research supporting the Defence and Intelligence sectors irreconcilable goals for TWC?
The main page for the Tetherless World Constellation wiki states in part:
"if we want to be sure that it [the WWW] supports the basic social values of trustworthiness, personal control over information, and respect for social boundaries, then we must pursue a research agenda that targets the Web and its use as a primary focus of attention."
It also states that one of its specific research topics is "Network-centric concepts for the defense, industrial and intelligence sectors"Read more »