Radar Fosters the Coming of Web 3.0

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BusinessWeek has up a really interesting profile of the company Radar Networks and founder Nova Spivack, which are about to launch the first draft of their “semantic web” technology, which we learn in the piece is something that every major tech company in the world is drooling over. The basic idea is that computers begin to learn how users function and thus better focus information retrieval. So, for instance, you’d go to Google and it would know how to sort out all the junk in between all the information you’re actually looking for or might even be able to alter the search a bit to better fit what you were actually hunting for in the first place but couldn’t think of the words to do so. It’s really interesting and you’re apt to remember where you were when you read it when, five years from now, we’re engaged in a bloody war against the robots.