March 20, 2009
I believe it will be at least part of the next big thing. It may be that a few of its best features persist into another technology that takes the best and leaves the rest.
I know most of these; my main interest at this point is in SPARQL.
I believe the first public impact of the technology will be on applications that simultaneously reduce the noise of information overload, in targeted data areas, and provide people with more effective data for their tasks.
I want to learn more about real world uses of semantic web technologies, and I want to network with DC's web development community.
(1) It's a great group -- very interested, interesting, and bright people, and (2) the more the merrier.