The Internet is a strange and wonderful place, full of magic and mystery and videos of kittens doing cute kitten things.
Will the Web even exist as we know it today? Some people believe a newer, more sophisticated network will take its place in the near future. Just about everything around us will be connected to this new Internet, and emerging technologies such as virtual reality and real-time language translation will be everywhere.
In fact, real-time language translation technology will even be available for face-to-face conversations, according to some predictions.
Further down the road, we may be able to do things with the Internet that seem like fantasy right now, such as email tangible objects, sign documents or authenticate logins with DNA, or even meet people using holographic technology.
Other nifty technologies that might exist include books that feature “sensory fiction” in order to provide physical experiences alongside stories, and even implantable Internet-connected devices.
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On the World Wide Web’s 30th birthday, our founder and web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee reflects on how the web has changed our world and what we must do to build a better web that serves all of humanity.