April 12, 2011 – It has been said that Web 3.0 is defined as real identities generating massive amounts of data on facts, personal habits and social inclinations encompassing every area of their lives. When you include healthcare data, government information, and the slew of security records – the predicted amount has been surpassed a thousand times.

smartplanet brought this topic to our attention in their article, “Intelligence, insights and the ‘New Information Age’.” The potential for innovations from this data is high, but first we have to sort and sift. This boundless amount of data will hopefully spawn the artificial intelligence necessary to manage it.

The article author brings up Facebook as a perfect example of a big baby, a really big baby. Young, naïve and unaware of the full impact it will have on society and culture – but potentially large enough to do some real damage.

Melody K. Smith