A lot of work is going on creating the next generation of the web. Much of this is centered on the concept that instead of traditional web pages, we will have a vastly different experience that is far more immersive. Let’s call it “web 3D”.
I had the chance to speak with Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang who shared his thoughts on Web 3D. While it mixes elements of the metaverse, it is more tied to the AI implementation that will propel the next generation of the web than a simulation of the reality of a fast fund on that new web.
vague? You are not alone, let me try to settle this concept.
Then we’ll look at my product of the week, a very different Amazon Kindle called the Scrib. It shows promise but needs some changes to be a great product.
AI propels the next generation web
Interestingly, I think Microsoft’s Halo game series got it right because Cortana, Microsoft’s fictional AI universal interface, is closest to what Huang hinted at about the future of the web.
In the game and TV series “Halo”, Cortana is the one that Master Chief talks to in order to access the technology around him. Sadly, even though prototypes like the one in this YouTube video have been created, Microsoft has yet to take Cortana to where it might be.
Right now, Cortana lags behind both Apple’s digital assistant and Google Assistant.
Huang believes that the AI front end will become a reality with the next generation of the web. You will be able to design your own AI interface or have the possibility to license an already created image and personality from various providers as they step up to the occasion.
For example, if you want the AI to look like your perfect boyfriend or girlfriend, you can initially describe what you want for an interface and based on the AI training that AI to look like A design will do.
Alternatively—and this is not mutually exclusive—it may design it based on your known interests, from the cookies and web posts you make during your life. Or you can choose a character from a movie or an actor, which will come with a recurring fee that, in character, will become that personal interface.
Imagine having Black Widow or Thor as your personal guide to a world of information. They’ll behave just like they do in the “Avenger” movies and give you the information you’re looking for. Instead of viewing a web page, you’ll see your chosen digital assistant magically unfolding Metaverse elements to address your questions.
Search in Metaverse Experience
Discovery as we know it will change too.
For example, when looking for a new car, you can visit various manufacturers’ websites and explore options. But in the future, you can instead say “What car should I buy now?” And, based on what the AI knows about you, or how you answer questions about your lifestyle, it will provide its recommendation and pull you into a metaverse experience where you test-drive the car virtually. Which is based on the choices that the AI makes you think. I like.
During this virtual drive, it will add other options that you might like, and you will be able to express your interest, or lack thereof, to arrive at the final option. In the end, it will recommend where you should buy your car, whichever approach is adapted whether you value things like low prices or good service. These options will include both new and used offerings, based on what AI knows about your preferences.
The time and effort spent on the project will be massively reduced, while your satisfaction, assuming you have accurate AI information, is maximized. Over time, this web 3D interface will become a companion and trusted friend more than anything you’ve ever seen on the web.
Once it reaches critical mass, care must be taken to ensure that the interests of a political party, vendor or bad actor are not compromised in favor.
This last one is important. It may turn out that instead of being as free as in today’s browsers, the interface ends up being a paid service to ensure that no other entity can take advantage of your trust, as you will be held accountable against this new There is ample opportunity to use the interface. Ensuring that this will not happen should be more of a focus than the present.
According to Huang, the future of this front end – call it the next generation browser – is an increasingly photorealistic avatar based on your personal preferences and interests; One who can behave in character when needed; And one that will offer more focused options and a far more personalized web experience.
Perhaps we should talk more about the next generation of the web in its visual aspects, the 3D part, and its behavioral aspects, the “transhumanist web”. Something to noodle this week.
I’ve been using Kindles since they were first released. I had both a keyboard and a free cellular connection.
They’ve proven to be interesting products when traveling, have all-day battery life, and perform better in the sun than LCD-based tablets or smartphones. Some are water resistant, allowing you to use them during water recreation activities. For example, when I swim on the river near my house, I’ll bring a water-resistant Kindle with me so I can read during the boring parts (for me, the whole float is the boring part).
But they’ve always been limited to being able to read books and some digital files (you can email .pdf files to Amazon for your Kindle). That just changed with the new Kindle scribe. It’s similar in size to the 10-inch Amazon Fire tablet and allows you to mark up the documents and books you’re reading.
While the Kindle scribe is still a reading-focused product, this latest version has optional pens that can be used to draw or comment on the things you’re reviewing and this, as do most similar products. , will allow you to make pictures if it interests you.
Kindle scribe (Image credit: Amazon)
As with all Kindles, it goes further with an e-paper display that works well in sunlight, and the larger size means you can finerly adjust the font to address vision problems, Could potentially remove the need for reading glasses for people who have only minor vision loss.
The drawbacks limiting the product are that it doesn’t currently support magazine or newspaper subscriptions, it doesn’t play music (probably better left to your smartphone anyway), and, as noted But the refresh rate is too low for video technology. It currently doesn’t even email.
It has a web browser, but that browser does not display web pages as intended. Instead, it lists stories vertically like a smartphone with a smaller screen. Actually, using it gives you many page load problems. For example, I couldn’t bring up Office 365 or Outlook Web sites.
Lastly, it doesn’t support handwriting conversion to text, making it less useful for note-taking than other products that have this functionality, but I expect it to improve as the product matures.
The person who will appreciate this product the most is one who wants a larger readership and sometimes needs to mark up documents as part of the editing or review process. If you want a more capable tablet, the Amazon Fire tablet is one of the best values on the market, but it won’t work as well outdoors, nor does it have anywhere near the battery life that the Kindle Scribd offers.
For the right person, a Kindle scribe can be a godsend. But for most, the Amazon Fire tablet is likely to be the better overall choice. In any case, the new Kindle scribe tablet is my product of the week. At $339, it’s a good value that I expect will get better over time.
Kindle scribe will be released on November 30. You can pre-order it on Amazon now.
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