The future of the web is very excitin, from increased immersive experiences via AR and VR, as well as completely bypassing computers and laptops via using google glass as well as hololens contact lenses. The future looks to be filled with the internet embedded around us as well as becoming increasingly interactive and apart of our daily lives.
However, the current goal of the web is to make our current experiences more organised. The term Semantic Web is thrown around a lot, and really means using AI and a better assortment of information on the web to make it easier to search for information.
For instance, on amazon when you shop for cameras, you are thrown into a pool of thousands of cameras, however amazon combats this by using artificial intelligence to track your behaviour, reccomend products baed on that and tailor what appears on your home screen. This makes using the website much easier and quicker, as amazon “learns”, to predict what you desire.
In a semantic web this would work on a larger scale allowing data to be linked together seemlessly, enabling information to be obtained quicker as well as accurately.
How does this effect the future?
Like the World Wide Web, the Semantic Web is decentralized — no one organization or agency has control over all of its rules and content. For context, the current web is centralized as most of our data is collected and owned by ISP’s.
Find the difference between decentralized and centralized here.
However, many organisations are becoming more transparent with their data due to privacy laws as well as using their transparency to structure and organise their data properly so outisders and employees can access it much quicker and more efficiently.
Organisations like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and its director Tim Berners-Lee have taken to research and develop standard techniques for semantic web development and database structure.
What will likely change on the job market is how databases are organised, managed and structured as well as how content on the web is displayed to be more effective to the user. This will primarly effect backend and frontend/ software developing roles.