Web 3.0 is emerging faster than Web 1 to Web 2 because of processing power, bandwidth and storage creating a curve of exponential change. And what is Web 4.0? You will have a personal intelligent agent soon on every device.
So what about Web 4.0? Will that be coming along soon? And the answer is, oh, yeah. That’s starting to happen already. Web 4.0 is about intelligence. It’s about the ultra-intelligent electronic agent. You will have a personal intelligent agent soon on every device, because it doesn’t matter what device are on, it will recognize you when you get in front of it because all of your devices are getting a little camera. And with facial recognition, they’ll know it’s you. So when you get in front of your Internet-connected television, telephone, whatever it might be, your agent will be there. And you'll determine what your agent will look like, even the personality of your agent.
You'll see agents for kids, agents for professionals, all of these agents. So what'll it be like? How will this work? All right. You're going to get up in the morning, you're going to go to your device. And your agent will say "Good morning. You're flying to Boston today; take a raincoat, it's raining. By the way, that fight you were taking, it’s already been canceled. Don't worry about it. There was a mechanical. I've already booked you on a new one, I'll tell you about on the way to the airport. But remember you’re going to exercise everyday and I’m here to remind you that you’re going to exercise.” And you might say, “I don't know if I want to exercise today,” and It'll show you a nude profile of yourself. And you’ll say, “You know what, I think I'm going to exercise today.”
So then you'll go down and you'll start on the treadmill and it'll be on the television set. Of course, it knows were there; you’ll turn on the TV set. It will say, “Would you like to watch CNN? What would you like to watch?” And you'll say, “I'd like to watch this channel,” and it'll put it on for you. And then when you're done, it'll say, “Hey remember, you've got a diet you’re on. I’ll meet you in the kitchen.”
And because it’s gotten to know you really well, it can give you what you need also, using a little creativity, what you didn't ask for but you should have asked for. And you’ll find it to be extremely powerful. I also see that they will be branded versions being sold by trusted providers. You’ll get plug-ins from companies and providers and from doctors and lawyers and all these people that will help you have a trusted source so that there is indeed competition and not just one agent.
Now let me give you one more on the ultra-intelligent agent, which is coming to us fast. And that is the screen-less smartphone. Yeah. They're going to get a smartphone with no screen at all. It'll be game changing and it'll be big. That's a hard trend of certainty. The soft trend, I don’t know who’s going to make it. Will it be Apple that'll put out first? I don’t know? That’s soft. Can’t predict that but it will happen and soon. So what is a smartphone with no screen? Well it doesn't mean, first of all, that you won't have a smartphone with a screen; after all, we like to see things, we like video, we like to do all these things. But having a no screen smartphone and an ultra-intelligent agent that is telling us what we are asking for can be very useful, and very small.
As a matter of fact, I could make it look like jewelry, and wear it. And how would I activate it? Well think of Star Trek. I might just touch it. And you’ll say, “Now, I’m in New York today; I got to get to the Ritz Carlton for a meeting. How do I get there?” Well it won’t show me at map; there’s no screen. But it can say, “Walk a block, turn right.” In other words, ask a question, you’ll get an answer from an ultra-intelligent agent. You don’t need a screen all the time. That'll be a game changer. Disruptive technology is only disruptive if you didn’t look and see it coming, and it is all there for you to see.
Directed / Produced by Jonathan Fowler & Elizabeth Rodd