As reported in the NY Times ("Entrepreneurs See a Web Guided by Common Sense"), entrepreneurs are beginning to focus on the next step in the evolution of internet technology, or what is being described as the shift from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0 technologies.
"The classic example of the Web 2.0 era is the “mash-up” — for example, connecting a rental-housing Web site with Google Maps to create a new, more useful service that automatically shows the location of each rental listing."
Web 3.0 is based on the semantic web and will use artificial intelligence and data mining. It will allow users to get a reasonable answer to simple questions such as:
“I’m looking for a warm place to vacation and I have a budget of $3,000. Oh, and I have an 11-year-old child.”
Web 3.0 is coming and much sooner than one might think.