Ever wonder what the future holds for the web? Let’s take a look at 10 trends that hold the key to the future of the web.
We’re well into the current era of the Web, commonly referred to as Web 2.0. Features of this phase of the Web include search, social networks, online media (music, video, etc), content aggregation and syndication (RSS), mashups (APIs), and much more. Currently the Web is still mostly accessed via a PC, but we’re starting to see more Web excitement from mobile devices (e.g. iPhone) and television sets (e.g. XBox Live 360).
What then can we expect from the next 10 or so years on the Web? As NatC commented in this week’s poll, the biggest impact of the Web in 10 years time won’t necessarily be via a computer screen – “your online activity will be mixed with your presence, travels, objects you buy or act with.” Also a lot of crossover will occur among the 10 trends below (and more) and there will be Web technologies that become enormously popular that we can’t predict now.
Bearing all that in mind, here are 10 Web trends to look out for over the next 10 years…
- Semantic Web
- Artificial Intelligence
- Virtual Worlds
- Attention Economy
- Web Sites as Web Services
- Online Video / Internet TV
- Rich Internet Apps
- International Web