Kevin Kelly sammanfattar internets historia mellan åren 1995 och 2005.

Wired 13.08: We Are the Web

In fewer than 4,000 days, we have encoded half a trillion versions of our collective story and put them in front of 1 billion people, or one-sixth of the world’s population. That remarkable achievement was not in anyone’s 10-year plan.

Jag undrar vad han kommer att skriva 2015. Detta är hans gissning idag:

By 2015, desktop operating systems will be largely irrelevant. The Web will be the only OS worth coding for. It won’t matter what device you use, as long as it runs on the Web OS. You will reach the same distributed computer whether you log on via phone, PDA, laptop, or HDTV.

In the 1990s, the big players called that convergence. They peddled the image of multiple kinds of signals entering our lives through one box – a box they hoped to control. By 2015 this image will be turned inside out. In reality, each device is a differently shaped window that peers into the global computer. Nothing converges. The Machine is an unbounded thing that will take a billion windows to glimpse even part of. It is what you’ll see on the other side of any screen.

2 Thoughts on “Kevin Kelly: We Are the Web

  1. Outstanding article, and vwey thought provoking. My question is – how can we act and beahve between now and 2015 to benefit the most from the innovations?

  2. You know, with the explosion of information on the web, and production vastly exceeds consumption of information, we as individuals need a tool that can help us find the for us relevant or interesting data out there. Some kind of profiling tool. Similar to what Amazon is doing to their customers. You go to your webpage, and it presents only books that are related to your profile and to what you have purchased earlier. I’m already now struggling tremendously in finding the right web page, inspite of Google. I need something else.

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