Who’s Who in Collective Intelligence: Nova Spivak

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Nova Spivak
Nova Spivak

Nova Spivack is the CEO and founder of Radar Networks, a San-Francisco company that is pioneering applications of the Semantic Web for distributed collaboration and knowledge management with a new service called Twine.com.  Mr. Spivack is a recognized authority on the Semantic Web and future of the Web, which is sometimes called “Web 3.0.” A more detailed bio can be found at his company website: http://www.radarnetworks.com/about/management.html#nova.

Harnessing the collective intelligence of the World-Wide Web

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Phi Beta Iota Editorial Comment:

Nova Spivak is a holistic thinker on the technical side–he is of the caliber (and inclination) of a Ray Kurzweil.  His most gifted and perhaps most globally-recognized slide is below, depicting his vision for the future of the Web.

Nova Spivak MetaWeb
Nova Spivak MetaWeb

Compare that with Robert Steele’s Four Quadrants (the human-centered equivalent vision) to arrive at a useful convergence of human-technical co-evolution.