Web Evolution (Part 1: Interface)

The future is not bad and not good, it is the same as we do
after reading some of the articles on the Habre on "The Future ...» the WEB 3.0 , the next step of the World Wide Web (part 1) ,, the future of social networks , the Golden Age of Silicon Valley over, and we dance on her grave , as well as on copyright related topics About geeks, the mass art industry and how copyright killed classical music , Startup Unglue.it frees books from copyright using crowdfunding , decided to provide the habrosociety with a series of articles about Web 3.0 . In these articles I will try to state my vision as soon as possiblefuture of the internet. Why did I decide to write about the future? Because I believe that the thoughts gleaned from what I read, assembled into a single whole concept, complemented by personal considerations, will also be useful to others, especially those who want to go into the future, conquer the IT market, and not do what tomorrow already does will become useless to anyone. What is the topic of copyright mentioned here? In my opinion, it was the concept of Web 2.0 that completely destroyed the existing scheme of copyright protection, and just the concept of Web 3.0 will solve the problem of copyright in the most unexpected way. But more on that in the following articles. Now let's pay attention to the topic of the Web 3.0 interface.

  • Hybrid OS, browser and social network or dancing with a tambourine around the "search". Web browsers coped with the tasks of Web 1.0 (for which they were created) perfectly, in Web 2.0 they already look crooked and pose some difficulties for designers and programmers (the “browser war”), but Web 3.0 will completely destroy them in that quality where we used to see them ( Will Web 3.0 Bring the End of the Web Browser? ). The interface of the site will increasingly borrow from the browser and the operating system. Technologies like these are the AeroWindow plugin for jQuery. Creating windows in the style of Windows Aero , ContextMenu plugin , Mozilla Aurorawill be ubiquitous. Windows, the Start panel, the Desktop, creating shortcuts and dragging them on the work surface, history, bookmarks and more - all this will be available on the site. Document editing, cloud storage, programming, design, working with video and photos ... All or almost all functions of the browser and OS will be implemented on the web. A separate site built on Web 3.0 technology will actually replace the browser and OS. Why, then, launch a browser to access just one site? And the concept of a browser-site or, to be exact, a browser-social network (google chrome - a similar concept, with the only difference being that Google can only attract the attention of a visitor to a search engine, maps or translator, but can’t train visitors to use initially Google+, and then to everyone else, cannot accustom the visitor to put g + instead of “like”). Facebook will soon launch a “search” (?)Facebook Delves Deeper Into Search ). Is it really so difficult to search for information on social networks? Yes, they were created for that - to make it more convenient to search for information and people. “Search” is needed to search for information outside the network, to monitor information on websites and other networks (in fact, it becomes noticeable that in social networks, especially large, non-specialized ones, it becomes harder to search for information). If facebook understands the concept of search in this way, then the browser from facebook will become the most popular browser in the world. And for Google, this is misericorde (merciful death after several years of agony). The original decision in this area was made by Microsoft - to implement the concept of "social" search (New Bing calls on Facebook and Twitter to beat Google's Search Plus Your World (hands-on) ) and the search-social network ( So.cl ), which, after several rebirths, became available for a wide range of Microsoft launched a “search” social network . Who controls the search - that controls the Web. The most popular sites of the Web 1.0 era (I will not look into the 20th century in this article) were yahoo.com, google.com, yandex.ru . The most popular Web 2.0 site is Facebook.com. Everything is relevant in due time. Previously, search on sites was relevant. Now relevant search on social networks. Nevertheless, I would like to devote one of the following articles to the topic of “search” and the topic of merging Web and OS. Let's continue.
  • Sites will die - only social networks will remain. I don’t know how for you, but for me it has become clear as a day. Today, the most popular sites that involve network technology. Blogs supplant forums, magazines and newspapers quietly perish, and articles even from reputable publications are of interest to the reader only if they can be commented on. Web 2.0 = Social networks. And who does not agree with this equation - he lives yesterday. In Web 3.0, social networks will die, but not immediately. Do you want to argue? In one of the following topics I will present this idea in detail.
  • Kill the mouse.At times I recall a case of acquaintance with a computer science teacher. At the very first lesson, he gravely consecrated us into two commandments of Informatics: "Misha cannot be wooed by the tail ... and hands with no keys to grovel." This wish to us was very amused by the class. But, the IT sphere is not a place for nostalgia. A mouse and a standard keyboard less and less meet the needs of the user. And, sadly, the mice must be destroyed. Web 3.0 sites will focus on management, first of all, using the touch panel (the screen itself is a tablet, smartphone, or a separate touch panel, or two touch panels). The concept of a laptop for surfing on the Web 3.0 site is a laptop with two touch panels (or one touch panel and a conventional monitor): one acts as a screen, the other as a control panel. The panel is customizable. You can call the keyboard, touchpad, make the panel a mirror screen, drag windows, drag icons to the panel and through the panel. And I'm not talking about the distant future. I write only about technologies and concepts that will be involved in the next year or two. Why I do not mention technologyTouché and the likes of this? For the same reason. Some technologies are ahead of the time and needs of people. And such technologies will gain relevance already within the framework of the concept of Web 4.0.
  • What is written on the fence. We all know the desire of young talents to donate their pearls for free on fences and on the walls of residential (and non-residential) houses. This is the syndrome of the "ancient artist", which did not have much freedom in creativity. One of the few such freedoms is cave paintings. But you yourself know that through a narrow pipe water flows with a stronger pressure. Well, enough story. So, in the Web-environment, the syndrome of the “ancient artist” manifests itself in an unquenchable thirst for comments. And the apogee of apotheosis is Wikipedia. A site with the ability to edit any text ( "Truth in Numbers?") But what next? Web 3.0 will offer the user the ability to edit (add, delete, mark with a marker, leave a comment inside the text, after the text, insert an epigraph, change the name, fix errors, leave a message to the author) any text on any site (Web 3.0). Naturally, these corrections and vandal assaults will be visible only to the author of the text, which will decide on the implementation of the changes or block spam. However, the most interesting and probably the most pleasant for some is the fact that all changes will be saved for the person who made them, regardless of the desire of the author of the text. So, for some, the "fence" will be clean, while for others it will be scribbled. But it will be the same "fence".
  • And you do not have the same, only without wings? You do not like the site design? Are you tired of blue? (Does it seem to me that not all designers are obsessed with blue?) Are you angry with sharp corners and straight lines? In Web 3.0, this will not be a problem. You can design an individual unified design in which all sites will be displayed, or you can designate a separate design for each page or site. Of course, for this you do not need to know HTML and CSS. If you are not satisfied that messages pop up in the lower left corner - you can select anyconvenient place for you. Whether you need a hat or not - it's up to you! Do you want everything in black, or white on white - please)). Designers will certainly not be delighted with such innovations. To be honest - in the era of Web 3.0 we are waiting for you to collapse the labor market in the field of Web programming and Web design. What will happen to artisan shoemakers from city N if a shoe factory is built in this city? All of them will be hired as workers, the rest will be retrained. I will give my thoughts on this topic in detail later.
  • Friend and comrade. The interface will be as friendly and adaptable to the needs of the user. And all this will happen automatically. This is a contextual interface. Web 3.0 will remember your choices, your tastes, and your interests. Programs will be offered to you, taking into account your needs, the search will be tailored to your needs. All people are different. One is easy to navigate in a web environment, the other is difficult. Some need a design change function, while others do not need it at all. This is the whole point of the Web 3.0 interface - it is always the way you want it to be at the moment. If you are not ready to use his capabilities, then he will do everything for you, but imperceptibly.
  • But what about Web3D? These technologies already belong to the concept of Web 4.0. The same goes for Project Glass - Glasses of the future from Google or “feel like a terminator” , Glasses of the future now . All this awaits us at the next evolutionary stage of the Web. The evolutionary paradigm of the Web is expressed not in the sum of new technologies, but in the sum of the realized needs of the user through modern technologies. The evolution of the Web is the evolution of user interaction with Internet technology. And if it is possible to realize a completely new user needs through not the latest technology, this will be a new round in evolution. If we satisfy the "old" needs through new technologies - this is also evolution, but within the framework of an existing paradigm. More on this later.

There is an opinion that Web 3.0 will destroy the concept of confidentiality and fully reveal to society the personal life of a person. But I think this will not happen. Web 3.0 on the contrary - will have the function of anonymity. Advertising companies and special services will receive minimal information about you. Web 3.0 will protect the privacy of a person. Companies that will transfer data to “third parties” will not be popular. But more on that in the next series. And remember - the future will be the way we want to see and make it .

Soon I promise to publish the continuation:
  1. Semantic web
  2. Web 1 -> Web 2 -> Web 3 -> Web 4 (history and consequences)
  3. Web 3.0 Technologies
  4. The collapse of the Web-based labor market
  5. Web os
  6. Intelligent web
  7. What to do with copyright?
  8. Internet without ads
  9. What will the search be like?
  10. Status democracy and corporatocracy
  11. Electronic currency
  12. Social networks must die
  13. Anonymity
  14. Who will own the Internet?
  15. Web 5.0 - virtual reality or bio-processor?
  16. And much more...

Those topics will be published in support of which readers will express themselves. Habrolyudi! Add to the comment your wishes for the next publication. Thank you for your patience.

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