Where the internet is headed: intelligence platforms

By | April 29, 2013
A service-oriented future, mitigating between people-centric and data-driven internet platforms.

This is a beautiful visualization from +Joachim Stroh (whom it seems is a master at creating such visualizations!) summarizing the divergent streams of Internet platforms we seem to have today, and what must happen in the future in order to provide more benefit to the Internet stakeholders and endusers.

The internet will need to turn into an intelligence platform More concretely, it will need to help people mitigate between data-driven platforms – such as the internet of things, or your health history, or your iTunes collection – and people-centric platforms – such as facebook, workplace intranet, job application sites, or MMORPG. 

What surprises me is that there is nothing listed there under 'intelligence platforms' yet which truly brings both social and data aspects together in a meaningful and productive way. So far, 'intelligence' is often synonymous with 'data-driven' – i.e. providing some analytic view of the data, without asking people to add meaning to it. Have you seen any platforms out there that may fall into this category?

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5 thoughts on “Where the internet is headed: intelligence platforms

  1. fan tai

    Did you see the recent study where intelligence is a result of entropy?

    Implementing AI as entropy will be interesting…

  2. Joachim Stroh

    Yes! Similar roadblocks on the open/social business side. I can only see the external pressures mounting up to bring about change in that quadrant (adaptation); conversely, the pressures companies create to (finally) enable them to play their part in the semantic web. So, I think you're right, it's no longer if, but when and who.

  3. Sophie Wrobel

    +Joachim Stroh I suspect the roadblock is actually a political one than a technological one. The semantic academic community is somehow extremely closed in comparison to others. Then there is the resistence to change and privacy debates, which add to difficulties in market entry for any potential company in this quadrant, making the first black revenue numbers more difficult to obtain. I'd guess it will take a big player to open up, the question is when and who.

  4. Joachim Stroh

    Thanks for the re-share, Sophie! This visual is a combination of two – Steve Wheeler's model for the Meta Web and Oscar Berg's vision for a service-oriented intranet. The reason why we are not in the upper right quadrant (yet) is that the Sematic Web is still underdeveloped (on the internet) and the social/open business still has a long way to go (on the intranet). It's interesting to note that the Social Web is very developed as is the date-driven intranet, which is a driver to accellerate each other, I would hope. Once we get to this point though, the possibilities are endless, imho.


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