The book highlights startling new ideas and developments in technology and software, then predicts the future of the Internet and technology usage in general. Evolution and personalization describe changes to: Human evolution - a rethinking of the role of technology in human evolution, outlining the role of the internet in changing communities Personal evolution - multiple identities on the web, cyborgs, biotechnology, cloning Infrastructure - the rise of the web, and future trends including .NET, peer-to-peer, portals Interfaces - the rise of Windows, Browsers and the story of 3D Internet Software - the rise of games, chat, web services, bots, and music downloads, and some more general types of evolution as relating to the Net Bot evolution - the rise of bots, their role on the internet, and the internet as a life form Virtual evolution - a stunning new theory about virtual existence and how we will end up as part of the web A wide ranging series of ground breaking new ideas are raised in the book as part of a new perspective about the world, including the following: Personalization is at the heart of recent developments of internet architecture and interfaces, a virtually unnoticed phenomenon as far as its range and over-arching influence. The unmet need for 'interactivity' is determining software success on the web. 'Bots' or software agents are emerging as a major new piece in the jigsaw of new software and architecture. Companion bots will emerge as our typical interface to computers - which extend into becoming 'Virtual Existence.' A restructure of the Net is proposed, via use of bots. New 'orange links' could link data in a new ways. Our 'identity' is changing as we develop multiple persona on the web - becoming personalized Our 'bodies' are changing by the combined impact of bionics, biotechnology, drugs, spare parts and are also being personalized. Ideas can be alive as memes, but can the Internet become conscious too? Darwin's theory of evolution - has the way it operates on human beings changed? Technolution - technology's effect on evolution is the driving engine of change in our society today, rather than other theories of social change It all comes together in a completely new perspective on technology, the Internet, and the future.As one air conditioning system vendor lets you call up your air conditioner on the telephone as you approach the home, ... is coming to appliances, which can run routines to see if service or repairs are needed (the a#39;automateda#39; interface).
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