The last days there is a lot of discussion on Web 3.0, which is sort of equated with the Semantic Web. And the question is how we will get there.
What I did not notice in the whole discussion is a mention of the end-user. Does he want a semantic web? Can he handle a semantic web? At the moment Web3.0 only seems to a technology push. Does the end-user know that there is something different than a web-page? And does he act as such?
I am a bit pessimistic here. Large portions of the Internet users do not think beyond the web-page, do not think beyond Word. We should already be happy that they discovered address cards and bookmarks. And hopefully also images and videos are coming in the picture. And of course blogs made a large step here. But do not delude yourself as a reader of this blog and a technology avantgardist that what you do yourself, is also done by others.
It will take a very long time before there is a Web2.0 and I would not be surprised that an adoption will take a generation. The only thing we can do now is to create something to adopt for them.