Internet expert and publisher Tim O’Reilly believes that the web 2.0 concept, which he coined to define a more dynamic and participative web has grown old and outdated to explain a technological reality imposed on the mobility and computing in the cloud. “I think the idea is obsolete. That expression was characteristic of another time when trying to promote the idea of web errors was “dot com” and I think it was a success and has created much excitement, but unfortunately it has aged, “he argued O’Reilly in an interview on the occasion of his participation in the V edition of the International Forum on Digital Content.
Vindictive and convinced that the Internet is an “engine of freedom and power to users,” the expert has made a plea in FICOD a free and open network monopolies and controls.
In this line has argued that the creation of Internet content is to add value to the ecosystem and not only seek profit, and has criticized companies attack endanger the network because they see their business model and who want to take “a large piece of cake. ”
Although during the interview has been critical to companies like Microsoft, Apple or Google for “creating closed ecosystems that exert control over users,” O’Reilly has been especially hard on the Amazon e-commerce portal.
“If you’re buying their devices locked in its own market. Most U.S. publishers were against Google Books, but Amazon is far more dangerous to the authors holds the monopoly. What he has done has been (…) move to other companies and others, “he said.
On the other hand, O’Reilly has predicted that the role of social networks, and with “great power”, will increase in the future, when “move to other media.”
The expert believes that Facebook is becoming something of a social operating system that is transforming the Internet at the moment and has stressed the idea that social media should not only serve to relay their own ideas, but to create community: “The Social networks allow us to take advantage of the knowledge of others. ”
The editor has ensured that the transmission of knowledge through the Internet network translates to “a unique brain” in a “global mind”.
In the “era of mobile phones,” has held the guru, the “man-machine symbiosis” begins to be “fundamental”. Now the important thing is not the device, according to O’Reilly, but the services to which it is connected and make sense from the information brought to his various sensors, such as a GPS.
That is, sensors that “control” human activity collected information is then exploited for various applications, for example to predict the traffic.
Editor, venture capitalist, responsible for a magazine or even a school “online”, O’Reilly says his only mission is to “change the world spreading the knowledge of innovators.” And he tries, of course, with open code.