Just a decade after it became ubiquitous, the World Wide Web has made us blase about information. We assume we can learn almost everything about almost anything at the touch of a PC keyboard. But the digital revolution is hardly over.
Now, the digital realm is exploding into the physical world. They call it the "geo-spatial web." Already it means online maps loaded with information about the physical world, and someday soon, that physical world itself will be tagged and teeming with data for the asking: What is that building? Where is my dog? Who is that man?
The implications are huge, exciting, and scary and the result will be a world alive with information.
Hear about the ambitions and implications of the "geospatial web."
Mike Liebhold, Senior Researcher, Institute for the Future
Christopher Allen, Founding Partner, Counts Media
Peter Morville, author of "Ambient Findability".
This program aired on January 3, 2006.