Web 4.0 is coming ... Finally my policy based universal lookup engine might see the light of day...
From the NYTimes John Markoff - great story that points to the future and where the net is going.
The National Science Foundation is planning an effort to fundamentally re-engineer the Internet and overcome its shortcomings, creating a network more suited to the computerized world of the next decade. It's possible to design a network that was better able to handle traffic from the edge of the network, at the level of individual users. In the next decade, computer researchers expect an explosion of data from mobile and wireless devices as well as sensors that will vastly outnumber today's PC's.
We are on a true collision course with true convergence up and down the stack ... everything will be on the table and up for grab the next 10-15 years.