You’ve probably read the news about fifty times over by now that The New York Times just killed their paid subscription called TimesSelect. Aren’t you ready for a fresh voice that doesn’t just parrot what everyone else has already said? Me too! I recommend you read my Father’s post TimesSelect Meets Web 3.0.
Dad got me thinking more about Web 3.0 and this is what bubbled up for me today.
I agree that starting newmediatheory.net is aligned with Web 3.0 because you’re starting to use the tools we have for action, a tool that is an extension of man. It’s collaborative, and it’s focused on people – not blinded by technology for technologies sake. You’re not just driving in to the future with your eyes in the rear view mirror.
To be fair, newmediatheory.net doesn’t feature the tech side of web 3.0 yet (things like artificial intelligence or automatic linking and categorization with other like databases). But, I think the technology is the easy part in comparison to getting the human side of Web 3.0 right. And while I am trying to get people to focus on the people side of Web 3.0 I don’t want to lose the power of the enabling technology that Web 3.0 could drive.
For example, I think that the ‘one database’ theme extolled about Web 3.0 is very exciting because it could lead us more quickly to knowledge that will increase our understanding and in turn create clearer paths to action. We could see exponential increases in understanding if everyone and every organization connects every database and does it in ways people can relate to.
Your recent link to Hans Rosling is apropos. Rosling’s data visualization tool leapfrogs conventional analytical tools to create an entirely new understanding of the world around us. It clears a pathway to action. This is Web 3.0’ish.
We will continue to see new ways to categorize, connect and interpret LIFE, people and our world. There are so many fantastic possibilities with Web 3.0!
Your # 2 Son
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