Archive for June 26th, 2009

The Future of Web 2.0

June 26, 2009

A post by Tim O’Reilly and John Battelle from the Web 2.0 Summit predicts extension of many of the existing tools to a more pervasive and organized internet and social media. “Web Squared: Web 2.0 Five Years On” describes the future of:

  • search using speech recognition
  • data subsystems
  • making structured data out of unstructured data
  • Sensor-based applications, such as, voice recognition on mobile devices
  • Photosynth, Gigapixel Photography, and Infinite Images ( synthesize 3D images from crowdsourced photographs)
  • The Rise of Real Time: A Collective Mind – we are moving toward having everything in real time, not just music, videos and books
  • sensor-driven purchasing

However, change is moving so quickly, how many of these predictions will be reality in the next six months. Perhaps what will take 5 years is the integration of the platform, the apps and devices to become pervasive.

And how will all this filter into healthcare. iPhone apps for health care are just beginning to develop. I’m sure that more are on the way. What we need is a follow up article on the vision for Health 2.0 five years on.

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