The Emerging Global Computer
report examines the current state of Internet applications, organizes
key issues and puts them in context, and succinctly explains how
the technologies work.
As a global, distributed interface, the Web is enabling
and inspiring better graphics and interface tools, more efficient
email, methods of combating viruses, worms and parasitic computing,
ways to authenticate people and data, and advanced methods of finding
relevant information from vast digital resources.
Key research efforts are aimed at finding better ways to
index the Web, enabling users to search the Internet and other repositories
of information like databases at once, and finding better ways to
visualize the vast collections of data that modern technology makes
It is clear that the Internet is boosting communications
abilities, fostering new forms of commerce, enabling new types of
research, and increasing political mobilization. It is less clear
how conflicts among security, privacy, e-commerce and freedom of
expression will ultimately play out.
The report includes an executive summary, a list of 14 developments
to look for as these cutting-edge technologies take shape, and a
section of 21 researchers to watch, including links to their Web
pages. It also includes a quick tour of 42 recent developments and
a section of 36 in-depth news stories from TRN.
The main report contains the following sections: Wired,
The Web experience, Web users as science subjects, Preserving the
information commons, Being seen and being heard, Email, All in the
presentation, Homing in, Mapping the information space, Leveraging
text, More than just words, Getting the picture across, Supercomputers
on demand, The new infrastructure
The in-depth news stories are organized into the following
categories: Web Use, Privacy, Security, Email, Web tools, Search,
Visualization and simulation, Grid computing
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in university, corporate and government labs. TRN's Making the Future
reports inform you about developments that are poised to make and
break business ventures, affect day-to-day life, and shape tomorrow's
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Table of Contents:
The Web experience
Web users as science subjects
Preserving the information commons
Being seen and being heard
All in the presentation
Mapping the information space
More than just words
Getting the picture across
Supercomputers on demand
The new infrastructure
How It Works
The deep Web
The Semantic Web
In-Depth Story Categories
Visualization and simulation
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