Evolution of online mapping: from Web 1.0 to Web 6.0

Karol Król


Web 5.0 performance appears limited only if seen through the prism of technological development. It presents the web as a human-controlled tool, which uses algorithms to attempt to personalize, search, and improve user experience, and to act for or on behalf of a person. Meanwhile, in the Web 6.0 era, the world will be quite unlike what we know today. For instance, it may turn out that Web 6.0 will mean the migration of human consciousness to cyberspace or to an unspecified “cloud” (of data, perhaps?). Will online maps even be needed in such a world? The Web, seen in its current way, is “anchored in metabolism”. Web 6.0 endeavours to face up to that. Namely, Web 6.0 aspires to be an independent entity that functions in the Internet ecosystem, depending on the presence of electro-impulses, but without the necessity of “anchoring” on a durable data carrier. This development path could be indicated by the use of artificial intelligence, data analytics and (genetic) algorithms in Web 4.0. At the same time, it is difficult to say whether Web 6.0 will end up as one synthetic, self-conscious organism or a collective of “other identities”, i.e. the personalities of individual devices integrated in the network.
Author Karol Król (FoEEaLS / DoSPaLA)
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- Department of Spatial Planning and Landscape Architecture
Journal seriesGeomatics, Landmanagement and Landscape, ISSN 2300-1496, (N/A 20 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.9
Keywords in EnglishWeb 6.0, independent existence, Web services, Web Technology, Web Application
URL https://gll.urk.edu.pl/zasoby/74/GLL-1-3-2020.pdf
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne (CC-BY-NC); after publication
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FinansowanieFunded with a subsidy of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for the University of Agriculture in Krakow for 2020.
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