News.com writes about statements made by Google board member and investor John Doerr:
Doerr said he thought of the next phases of Internet development in terms of the scientific theory known as string theory, which posits that there are seven parallel universes. The “near” Web represents the PC; the “far” Web stands for television; the “here” Web represents mobile devices; the “business to business” Web for XML, RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds and other backend technologies; and the “weird” Web is for 3D experiences or virtual worlds that could be developed. Doerr said he had yet to come up with the seventh.
One area for growing business interest would be targeted services for the explosive “near” Web, such as social services and tracking services, Doerr said.
Jeremy Zawodny has more.