In Kate Ray’s 14-minute film Web 3.0 (embedded below), Clay Shirky asks, “does the world make sense, or do we make sense of the world?” In other words, does the infographic of web links at left resemble the universe because a natural relationship exists between all things, or does the infographic resemble the universe because whoever graphed the visualization made it look like the universe? Watching the short, I kept thinking: these charts are cool and all, but what does Web 3.0 actually mean for you and me? One guess: much better automatic filters; that is, Netflix’s movie recommendation engine times a thousand (for a lot more than just movies). Here’s the video:
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