For those of you interested in the next big thing in the Internet world, I'd like to share with you a little graphic I found linking Web 3.0 (the Semantic Web) with the Noosphere. Everyone knows by now about Web 2.0 and social networking, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, 4square, etc.
Web 3.0 linking the data and the people together is upon us. There are already meetups all over the country on groups working to evangelize the next generation of the Internet.
However, progress does not stop there. There is a move to go beyond Web 3.0 and include a consciousness known as the noosphere into the web. There are moves to add artificial intelligence on top of the Web 3.0 Semantic Web to automatically process the new linkages found by weaving the web together.