Does it strike anyone else as odd, that just a few months after Time celebrates a new era of the empowered You, most of the chatter about the next great leap - that some are calling Web3.0 - is a paradigm shift for technology (namely the arrival of the semantic web), not the end user?
Web1.0: Brain & Eyes (=Information)
Web2.0: Brain, Eyes, Ears, Voice & Heart (=Passion)
Web3.0: Brain, Eyes, Ears, Voice, Heart, Arms & Legs (=Freedom)
Sure, getting data to talk to data is an important step but to me it is plumbing. "WOW, you've got a flying horse, that's absolutely freaking, bloody amazing, I love it!!" is the refrain I'd like to hear as I tell people what I'm working on. Not, "A-ha, look at these nicely roughly circular, sturdy iron protective elements on the feet of the horse, I bet they're useful when it lands".
3.0 will be about finding your legs, and your wings