The future of the internet is not easy to predict. It is easy enough however to take a look at where it has been and then see where it is and then draw a line that projects somewhere into the future.
So where did it begin, what was the beginning like? Well it was static html pages, very few of them. At some point someone thought it would be a good idea to make a directory (like a phone book) of all the sites. The search engine was born from this concept. That’s the beginning.
Now where are we now? Well social media, web 2.0, interactive web based applications, and millions are of people are online daily.
So then we can deduce that the web was stagnant and now it is interactive. So my guess would be that it will continue to be more interactive, and more an more people will use it. Any specific guesses would just be guesses, but I’ll have a go at them anyway. I think the web will take over the operating system. I think the web will be the operating system. I think Google and Apple will replace micro soft. I think Facebook and Twitter will continue to rule the roost when it comes to social interaction, while Google will continue to answer our questions. That’s what i think.
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