2020 Web Vision

2020 Web Vision

by Robert D. Oberst


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2020 Web Vision by Robert D. Oberst

At the dawn of a new millennium, faith in technology soared following the successful eradication of the potentially paralyzing Y2K bug. Young dot-coms with little experience and possessing few assets other than a concept, flourished boasting market values in the millions and even billions of dollars. Then reality settled in as the market crashed and over a hundred dot-coms perished. The highflying NASDAQ dropped over 60% and the longest economic expansion teetered on the brink of recession. Despite the disconcerting scenario, this was not the demise of the Web, but merely the conclusion of its innocent childhood or the first stage of meteoric growth. After all, the Web was only 10 years old. There were still trillions of dollars worth of opportunities, as the more rigorous applications waited to be accomplished.

The Web is a revolutionary event, yet there is no evident vision of its future. This book projects the Web until the year 2020 and will interest anyone intrigued by the Web, but perplexed by its seemingly erratic course. The book clarifies the murky Web, showing how it will interconnect emerging digital technologies to revolutionize our home, work, and society. In short, 2020 Web Vision will relieve the future shock engendered by the Web. It will also be helpful to those interested in building new applications or investing in future technological enterprises.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581126778
Publisher: Universal-Publishers.com
Publication date: 07/01/2001
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Effect of the Web14
2020 Brave New World18
What You Can Do Now21
Chapter 2The Web's Place23
The Democratic Network23
The 500-Year Cycle26
The Third Wave30
The Web's Place in History30
Interactive Media32
Chapter 3Web Blended Technologies33
Key Emerging Technologies34
Blending Emerging Technologies with the Web36
Chapter 4The Home38
Web Boxes39
Web Delivery Center Goods and Services41
The Web Delivery Person45
How it Works47
Virtual Shopping49
Chapter 5Web Delivery52
Delivery Model Comparison52
Web Delivery Centers57
Web Grocers59
Web Delivery Center Design63
Chapter 6Virtual Work70
Specialization Leading Towards Virtual Offices70
The Virtual Office Call72
The Horrors of Travel Today75
Virtual Conferencing77
Virtual Sales Personnel81
Chapter 7Evolution of Business Systems to the Web85
The First Generation89
The Second Generation91
The Third Generation92
Chapter 8Evolution of Applications to the Web99
ERP Migration101
The Old Thin Client vs. Fat Client Debate103
New Architecture103
Application Hosting106
Chapter 9How We Will Work Together in the Future108
Office of the Future109
Knowledge Bases and the Web113
The New ERPs116
Standard Interfaces118
Evolution of Business Systems120
Data Reserve123
Implications of Data Reserves126
Chapter 10Society130
Knowledge Based Companies141
Virtual Office Club144
Bringing it together149
Chapter 11Utopia and Beyond?152
Solve Problems154
The Coming Aging Crisis157
The New Economy159
Global Web161
From the Web's Viewpoint163
Approaching Utopia164
To the Future167
Back from the Future169
Appendix AEmerging Technology Explanation172

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