Good post. Not only is Web 2.0 getting boring, but at our current pace and with current technology (even hybrid or alternative tech) the Earth can’t sustain us much longer. We need to stop making toys and start making big changes in order to avoid even bigger consequences. That’s not to say that there are not lessons to be learned from the social web. There are, but now we’ve got to start implementing them on a much broader scale.
This manifesto for change comes at an important time, when a recent, but growing trend of Web 2.0 ennui is beginning to strike the citizens of the social media landscape. Even VC Fred Wilson was recently caught wondering if he was “bored with Web 2.0,” saying:
But I am a bit jealous of friends who are working on finding and funding alternative energy or biomedical technologies that have the potential to address the serious problems facing the world. At times it seems that helping the web become more social, intelligent, mobile, and playful is not as impactful.
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