Mar 12 2008
In the year 2020, we see the world, especially the United States, has changed a great deal. Drought problems were solved when an effective way to desalinate the ocean was created. Transportation problems were solved when people started traveling by beaming. When they first saw this style of travel in Star Trek, they thought it was farfetched. But in 2015, Fermilab discovered the way to do it. This discovery brought billions of dollars into the US governments pocket, did away with the need for gasoline and diesel fuel for transportation, and made travel safer for all. People have transporter stations in their homes, schools, offices, hospitals, malls, and just about anywhere they would want to go. Every citizen is provided a special pocket computer for school and work. This computer also controls where the owner beams, but can be overridden by a parent or government control command. Children beam from home to the classroom with no worries about their safety. Teens can go out on dates without parents worrying where they are stopping off along the way and families can get together after work and school without spending more than a few minutes on the commute.
People live in extended family networks and family values have gained in popularity through the two thousand teen years. Groceries and other products can be ordered through Web 3.0 technologies and delivered through the transporter station in your own home. All food is raised, p;rocessed and packaged via robot workers. Computers take care of making sure the homes, schools, businesses, etc are heated and cooled appropriately using solar powered energy. Water is purified by the home purification system created by Viasol, the solar energy company that provides the energy for your home. Everyone has home exercise equipment provided at government expense as a way to fight the obesity epidemic. Exercise is a part of daily routines like bathing, eating, reading, praying, and using your home computer systems. All homes have computers and access to free wireless service due to the government wanting to educate the masses through the internet.
Students can come to school or school can come to them via wireless Web 3.0 technology. There are no textbooks, only computers that automatically update themselves every hour, bringing the newest information to students. Students are allowed to chose to learn whatever interests them (that is legal, moral, and ethical). Artificial intelligence is becoming more humanlike all the time and the computerized robots have taken over most of the jobs that used to be handled by the working class. Each student is provided a specialized robot at birth, that will stay with them, guide them, and take care of them throughout their life if they choose to keep them. Starting in 2007, robots learned to dance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l882xbFywho&feature=related, play instruments http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyPAIpXm-nU , and babysit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd50XV2tBu4&feature=related . Artificial intelligence in robots grew by leaps and bounds after that and the only limit was their imagination, which they developed in May, 2012. This intelligence lead to a rapid development and use of Web 3.0 technology to assist humans.
Subject expert teachers are also computer technicians. Their job is to mentor the students who come into the school for class, provide academic and socialization assistance as needed, take care of the school network of computers, and make house calls to students at home who need their service. All teachers are able to access their students pocket computers to help them in mentoring and monitoring their students. Students move ahead at their own pace and do not have to keep up with others or be held back by others. Their computers give them immediate feedback on the work they do. They do not have homework, rather, they learn and use the knowledge obtained when they want to fulfill the requirement to advance. They receive payment for their schoolwork when they pass the steps necessary to advance a level. Careers are determined by what they are interested in and the quality of work they demonstrate. If they are not interested in something, they can take that content later or put it off indefinitely until they have a need for it. Students have choices about doing their school work alone or with groups set up in their content Wiki and Blog system. Students who demonstrate exceptional skills in group work will advance into junior leadership positions automatically when entering the work force. Students caught cheating will lose their internet access for a term not to exceed two years depending on the offense.
As Web 3.0 technology advanced after Jan, 2007, you see it developing more and more of its own capability to expand. Web 3.0 technology spread like a virus and no computer was safe from this virus. At the Seoul Digital Forum in May 2007, Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, was asked to define Web 3.0. He responded: “ If I were to guess what Web 3.0 is, I would tell you that it’s a different way of building applications… My prediction would be that Web 3.0 will ultimately be seen as applications which are pieced together. There are a number of characteristics: the applications are relatively small, the data is in the cloud, the applications can run on any device, PC or mobile phone, the applications are very fast and they’re very customizable. Furthermore, the applications are distributed virally: literally by social networks, by email. You won’t go to the store and purchase them… That’s a very different application model than we’ve ever seen in computing. ” —Eric Schmidt