In your opinion, explain if you think the idea of the semantic web can fit into the “future evolution of internet?"

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I definitely think that the W3C's idea of the Semantic Web can fit into the topic of "the future evolution of the Internet."  What Berners- Lee and his Consortium wish to do is to transform the existing web into something more integrative than what is there now.  Berners- Lee has articulated this vision as "Web 3.0:"

People keep asking what Web 3.0 is. I think maybe when you've got an overlay of scalable vector graphics – everything rippling and folding and looking misty — on Web 2.0 and access to a semantic Web integrated across a huge space of data, you'll have access to an unbelievable data resource...

The idea of creating a web platform that is one in which universality in language, replacing HTML, is a reality is seen as  a future evolution of the internet.  When we try to envision what can be, the idea of the semantic web has to fit into this primarily because it transforms existing technology into something that cannot be fully grasped or understood.  In this, there is a evolution and within this concept is the idea of what the Internet can be.  I would say that the exploration of semantic web design is a concept that fits into the future evolution of the internet.