Google may be old-hat

Interesting report from Tim Berners-Lee Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, believes Google will be superseded as the internet search tool of choice as new web technology emerges. What Google has done in terms of creating an effective way to search the internet is nothing compared to what the "web of the future" will offer, Sir Tim told the Times Online. Social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace would be eventually displaced by networks that connect all types of things, not just people, he said. Sir Tim's "web of the future" is the semantic web - an evolving extension of the World Wide Web which involves building web-based connectivity into any piece of data. He explained that with the semantic web "you can build applications that are much more powerful than anything on the regular web". Sir Tim added: "Imagine if two completely separate things - your bank statements and your calendar - spoke the same language and could share information with one another. "You could drag one on top of the other and a whole bunch of dots would appear showing you when you spent your money. "If you still weren't sure of where you were when you made a particular transaction, you could then drag your photo album on top of the calendar, and be reminded that you used your credit card at the same time you were taking pictures of your kids at a theme park. So you would know not to claim it as a tax deduction. "It's about creating a seamless web of all the data in your life." Click here to read more at the Telegraph