The days of the World Wide Web are numbered, as the over-hyped, cutting-edge multimedia, 'paradigm-shifting solution' that it promised to be fails to materialise.
Instead we are left with a dumb, dull and dusty collection of pages, like an unkempt and disorganised library.
That, according to research company Forrester, is why the web has run its course and is set to go the way of the dinosaur.
In the spirit of evolution, the meteorite to wipe it out will come from the very foundations of the web itself, the internet. Or rather, the next-generation internet, the X Internet, as Forrester has called it.
This next-generation internet would offer all the interaction that was promised last time round. This would be done through disposable code, executables or programs that would be used once and then deleted.
The X Internet explosion would encompass everything, said Forrester, stretching out across the available bandwidth offered by both wired and wireless networks, exploiting the development of broadband and cheaper chips.
The analyst reckons that the X Internet would boost the number of internet enabled devices from today's figures of 100 million to a staggering 14 billion. Nothing would be safe: from toasters to cars, everything would be wired.
Forrester research director, Carl Howe, slated the "dying internet" of today, liking it to the early days of television, which was "just radio with a picture of an announcer".
Howe said the X Internet would make online experiences more interactive, such as wandering through a shopping centre based on a Quake-like gaming engine, shooting at the deals you want to make.
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