2.0 already sounds "turn-of-the-century-ish" yet the apps and potential are awesome - but how is this gonna end and what comes next?
I agree and I don`t think there will be a 2nd bubble bust either. - Paul Graham describes the Web 2.0 as "Ajax + Democracy" and the way we are going is much more in tune with the nature of the Internet than it what 5 years ago.
But look around you. Telcos, banking, recruitment, online ads - all these industries and much more are threatened by the new applications and revenue models that are apprearing on a daily basis.
All this is fine, but what I want to point out is that all those who of us don`t want to get stranded in 3 years would better try to understand where we are headed and make out what is going to happen after the current wave of change...
What are the revenue models that are going to be dominant? Who will be the next big players? Who will be the big winners/losers? And most of all - how can SMEs and entrepreneurs take advantage of the new paradigm?
Back to my initial question : "Web 2.0 - what comes next?" Here is one answer :
"The next stage of the Web is the semantic web, where "data is accessible for artificial intelligence to locate and analyze."
I found it in an article about artificial intelligence I received recently.