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Imagining Web 4.0

March 4, 2011 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Tom Jenkins, executive chairman of Open Text recently commented on the onset of web 3.0 and his predictions for web 4.0. Jenkins noted that, “digital natives, described as extremely tech-savvy Web users aged 30 and below, cannot demand enough of new gadgets and applications that tout productivity and time savings. It is this demand that is driving the early arrival of Web 3.0, or the Semantic Web.”

Jenkins predicts that web 4.0 will be upon us in five years: “Virtual environments are no longer restricted to research labs, and that pair of 3D glasses for movies may be used more often than ever.” Jenkins explains web 4.0 as avatar-based virtualization, stating, “Think of a virtual world–all I need is an avatar to represent me–I have a hand globe and virtual 3D glasses, and I can just walk into the cloud.” continued…

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