The Four Stages of the Internet of Things

Further to comments in my piece about that Web 2.0 session, I’ve stumbled across Kevin Kelly’s explanation of The Four Stages in the Internet of Things, riffing of an essay by Tim Berners-Lee (i.e. the bloke what invented the web).

I can summarise the four stages like this:

  1. Connect all the computers together (i.e. the Internet)
  2. Connect and share pages of data (i.e. the World Wide Web)
  3. Connect and share individual data elements (Web 2.0 through Web 3.0?)
  4. Connect and share things themselves, not just the data about things

So where are we now?

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