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.Put together, all the above can be seen as part of your overall BUI (bot user interface), that acts like a a#39;wrappera#39; on all this ... via your personalized views of data, and via your increasing ability to find information via bots or manual searching. ... Everything is consolidated in the one spot for the individual, bringing simplicity, and combining differing web technologies for ease of customer use and access.
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