Kevin Kelly’s TED Talk on the next 5,000 days of the web

Kevin Kelly’s TED Talk on the next 5,000 days of the web is worth taking 19:34 of your time to watch. Here’s a summary of a few resonating ideas in my mind:

  • 10 years ago, we thought the web was going to be TV or better
  • First lesson we’ve learned: believe in the impossible
  • We’re creating ONE MACHINE
  • 100 billion clicks per day, 55 trillion links between webpages in the world.
  • The web is a black hole, sucking everything into it
  • The new economy is the marriage of embedding the digital into the material world
  • All media becomes one media platform
  • Attention is a currency
  • McLuhan reversal: humans are extended senses of the machine! (McLuhan said machines are the extensions of the human senses)
  • We’re in the third stage of linking data (see Tim Burners-Lee TED talk on “The next web of open/linked data”) Linking ideas to ideas: a level beyond pages and into items.
  • You should be able to carry all your relationships around via social networking sites. This is where we’re heading. You have to be OPEN to having your data shared which is a bigger step than sharing your webpage.
  • We’re heading toward the internet of things. Total personalization requires total transparency.
  • Our dependency is nothing to be afraid of. Look at our dependency on the alphabet and writing—a technology that changed our lives
  • WE are the web and it’s getting smarter, more personalized, ubiquitous
  • This machine/large organism is more reliable than its parts
  • One machine. The web is its OS. All screens look inside the ONE. Let the one read it. The one is us. We are in the one.

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