The Ghost in the machine: How digital assistance systems and Web 3.0 facilitate everyday Berlin/Hamburg / Balingen nearly 96 billion queries typed Internet users alone in February in the search box of Google and co. A year ago 67 billion were. This finding was the information provider comScore. Continuous sending, replying to and forwarding part completely trivial information called now by heterogeneous semantic pollution. About 50 times per day a typical information worker opens\”mail window, he turns 77 times the instant-messaging program for the rapid transmission of messages too, besides about 40 Web sites are visited. So, it has examined the U.S. consulting company RescueTime on basis of 40,000 user profiles in the professional world. Herman Maurer, Professor of computer science at the Technical University of Graz, is not impressed by such doomsday scenarios.
Long before the year 2100 all people can access at any time and at any place on all human knowledge, similar to How can we today with material goods. This access will be done with devices which are heavily integrated with the people, and will relate to knowledge that comes from databases or arises from dialogues with experts. The brain of an individual will be only a relatively tiny part of a vast stock of knowledge, created through the networking of billions of Menschenhirnen and databases\”, predicts Maurer. Skeptics who warn of a non controllable information overload, are soon silenced: on the horizon, there are indications already that the avalanche of information will be gradually tamed and structured to meaningful, reliable and tailored to the person knowledge units. That can, will be happen about the increased use of metadata by intelligent agents, vertical search engines, where professionals filtered information and combined, by Gigaportalen for the wide range of applications, active documents that answer by itself\”as Mason. Knowledge networking and knowledge management, it is necessary to make knowledge at any time and at any place available.