If you didn’t have enough problems keeping up with social media and Web 2.0, watch out because Web 3.0 is on the horizon, or is at least being talked about! Colleagues in the USA are considering it right now as a way of anticipating citizens requirements, says an article in GovTech dated 1 February 2011.
Personally I’m not sure about this yet. The Circles of Need developed by Aperia for Chorley Borough Council are one way of anticipating requirements by citizens but the addition of layers of technology, because we can are able to may lead to the potential nightmares highlighted in the concept of the new conditionality.
In fact the article converges on a combination of employing open data, the semantic web and what is currently science fiction. I’m sure citizens would be better served by the rationalizing of government processes and silo-breaking across government agencies. Apart from that, where’s Gov 2.0 got us?
ICT, in all its forms, should be just a tool to assist in improving life, not adding further complexity