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What Will the Next Web Generation Look Like? Check out Croquet

"What if we were to create a new operating system and user interface knowing what we know today, how far could we go?" This is the concept behind a 3D interface called the Croquet Project which may just represent the next generation of the Web.

"Croquet users an avatar to place the user inside a three-dimensional virtual information space that looks like the playing of a multiplayer video game," writes Marshall Breeding in a November/December 2005 Computers in Libraries article.

The white rabbit represents a user (you) working with a resource (in this case a Word doc) in a Croquet space. Imagine adding other users and resources and interacting in the same space. I saw a demonstration of this new technology at a conference a while back and I was blown away.