The Web's Next 5,000 Days

Chris Higgins

WIRED Executive Editor Kevin Kelly reveals an interesting stat in his TED Talk: the Web is only 5,000 days old. If you went back fourteen years and told someone what would arise in the next 5,000 days, most people would tell you that amount of growth was impossible. Wikipedia? Google? YouTube? Mental_Floss Blogs? Impossible! So Kelly asks: what's going to happen in the next 5,000 days?

Discussed: the Web as "TV but better" (not), Wikipedia, constructing a global machine, 100 billion clicks per day, 2 million emails per second, how much electricity the Web uses, complexity of the Web versus a human brain, the Web as a black hole, how links work, the internet of things (how links will work), to share is to gain, and more.

Totally geeky and a nice twenty-minute diversion. Check it out: