Semantic Learning Webs

Arthur Stutt, Enrico Motta
2004 Journal of Interactive Media in Education  
By 2020, micro p rocessors will likely be as cheap and plentiful as scrap paper, s c a t t e red by the millions into the environment, allowing us to place intelligent systems eve ry w h e re. This will change eve rything around us, including the nature of commerce, the wealth of nations, and the way we communicate, work, play, and live. This will give us smart homes, cars, T V s , j e we l l e ry, and money. We will speak to our appliances, and they will speak back. Scientists also expect the
more » ... n t e rnet will wire up the entire planet and evo l ve into a membrane consisting of millions of computer networks, creating an "intelligent planet." The In t e rnet will eventually become a "Magic Mi r ro r" that appears in fairy tales, able to speak with the wisdom of the human ra c e . Michio Kaku, Visions: How Science Will Re vo l u t i o n i ze the Twe n t y -Fi r s t C e n t u ry, 1998 If the semantic web needed a symbol, a good one to use would be a Na va h o d ream-catcher: a small we b, lovingly hand-crafted, [easy] to look at, and ru m o red to catch dreams; but really more of a symbol than a re a l i t y. Pat Ha yes, Catching the Dreams, 2002 C o m m e n t a r i e s : All JIME articles are published with links to a commentaries area, which includes part of the article's original review debate. Readers are invited to make use of this resource, and to add their own commentaries. The authors, reviewers, and anyone else who has 'subscribed' to this article via the website will receive e-mail copies of your postings. world is already stru c t u red as a set of sometimes overlapping know l e d g e communities. Semantic technologies can be used to foster and support these communities with ontologies and ontologically informed artefacts providing a means for trans-boundary communication -i.e., using b o u n d a ry objects in Star and Gr i e s e m e r's sense of the term. We refer to these communities as K n ow l e d g e Ne i g h b o u rh o o d s.
doi:10.5334/2004-10-stutt fatcat:gpfuedkfuvccrdyoq3vaypk73y