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Technology and the experience of what it means to be human are evolving at an exponential rate, entering the steep of an asymptotic curve. If we don't destroy ourselves first, it is likely in a few decades we may not even recognize ourselves as what we are today. Hang on, we're embarking on one helluva ride and the outcome is a real nail biter.
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Web 4.0: The Ultra-Intelligent Electronic Agent is Coming

Web 4.0: The Ultra-Intelligent Electronic Agent is Coming | The Asymptotic Leap | Scoop.it

The evolution of the Web today is happening faster than the transition from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 due to processing power, bandwidth and storage, "creating a curve of exponential change.

 

Web 4.0 is about the ultra-intelligent electronic agent. This agent will "recognize you when you get in front of it because all of your devices are getting a little camera. And with facial recognition, they’ll know it’s you." Burrus says you will be able to give your agent a personality. It will say to you things like this:

 

"Good morning. You're flying to Boston today. Take a raincoat, it's raining. By the way, that fight you were taking, it’s already been canceled. Don't worry about it. There was a mechanical. I've already booked you on a new one. I'll tell you about on the way to the airport. But remember you’re going to exercise every day and I’m here to remind you that you’re going to exercise."  And you might say, “I don't know if I want to exercise today,” and It'll show you a nude profile of yourself.  And you’ll say, “You know what, I think I'm going to exercise today.”


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Pierre Tran's curator insight, March 28, 2013 6:19 AM

Ah, je suis has-been avec mon Web 3.0...

Baptiste Vannesson's comment, March 29, 2013 6:33 PM
On est deux, alors... Le Web 3.0 commence seulement à s'installer, et on parle déjà de son successeur. C'est un peu comme le W3C qui travaille sur CSS4 alors que CSS3 en est encore au stade de développement. Du coup, je me demande si je ne devrais pas élargir ma veille parce que ce n'est pas la première fois que je vois un article sur le "Web 4.0". Je viens même de voir une conférence sur le "Web 5.0", c'est dire...
Baptiste Vannesson's curator insight, March 29, 2013 6:45 PM

Le Web 3.0 n'est pas encore tout à fait là, mais qu'à cela ne tienne ! Le Web 4.0 montre déjà le bout de son nez, et promet d'être encore plus intelligent...

A priori, le Web 4.0 sera marqué par l'apparition d'un agent numérique capable de nous identifier et d'interagir avec nous. Ange gardien ou démon familier ? L'avenir nous le dira...

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IBM’S WATSON: INTERFACING WITH GOD

IBM’S WATSON: INTERFACING WITH GOD | The Asymptotic Leap | Scoop.it

IBM’s Watson is like nothing we have ever seen before.

 

While humans use neuronal networks to store information  in the brain, Watson has the ability to use the Internet and internal data as its extended mind. When asked a question, it creates a statistical average based upon the information gathered, and gives a confident probabilistic answer.

 

Yes, I said confident. Let me give you an example to explain my meaning.

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New Form Of Computation Mimics The Human Brain

New Form Of Computation Mimics The Human Brain | The Asymptotic Leap | Scoop.it

The next frontier for the robotics industry has always been to build machines that think like humans. Scientists have pursued that elusive goal for decades, and some now believe that they are now extremely close to achieving the goal.

DARPA's Physical Intelligence program represents a potential major advance in artificial intelligence research, as the “physical intelligence” device would not require computer programming or the use of human controllers to provide directions, as with traditional robots. Instead, the device operates via nano-scale interconnected wires that send signals through synthetic synapses, just like the human brain. Such a system is capable of remembering information, meaning that robots might be able to act like humans in the foreseeable future.

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