No Human Required...
by Chief Alchemist a.k.a Wiley Chin - July 19, 2007 Posted: 1:01:22 PM EDT

When I went to catch the movie, 'Transformers' with my kids, I realised that we are on a very short journey to having intelligent machines in our lives. Surely that's inevitable. As a matter of fact, it's already been tauted hotly as the WEB 3.0 or The Semantic Web. What kind of world would that be, I wonder? I hope it will be a better world, because I am sure my kids aren't looking forward to a world where they need to avoid flying shards of 'smart metals' battling for superiority and earth domination while they try to load their groceries into their car booths after Sunday shopping...


'I have a dream for the Web [in which computers] become capable of analyzing all the data on the Web – the content, links, and transactions between people and computers. A ‘Semantic Web’, which should make this possible, has yet to emerge, but when it does, the day-to-day mechanisms of trade, bureaucracy and our daily lives will be handled by machines talking to machines. The ‘intelligent agents’ people have touted for ages will finally materialize...

People keep asking what Web 3.0 is. I think maybe when you've got an overlay of scalable vector graphics - everything rippling and folding and looking misty - on Web 2.0 and access to a semantic Web integrated across a huge space of data, you'll have access to an unbelievable data resource.'



~ Tim Berners-Lee, Father of the World Wide Web

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Wiley Chin
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An alchemist of the Internet and marketing strategies, leading the charge to put our creative and software talents into serving companies who are out to slay the global giants. Also known as Chief of Caffeine Consumption and hallucinates between projects. Yes, that accounts for his “giant slaying” stuff.

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