1st Edition

The Metaweb The Next Level of the Internet

By Bridgit DAO Copyright 2024
    322 Pages 40 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    322 Pages 40 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Buckle up for a fascinating journey through layers of insight and metaphors that explain the past, present, and future of the Web. Readers from all walks of life will learn something ancient, something novel, and something practical. Those who give it careful consideration will never see the Web the same way again.

    This book proclaims into existence decentralized public space above the webpage that enables the shift from personal to collective computing. The Web's next frontier is the Metaweb, a hyper-dimensional web over Today's Web that connects people and information silos, with accountability and fair value exchange. The Metaweb can drastically reduce false information, abuse, and scams, as well as enable the unprecedented level of collaboration needed to address humanity's global challenges. The book posits a symbiotic relationship between AI and the Metaweb, where AI assists in generating, organizing, and curating content, while the Metaweb provides the necessary constraints, data, and context for AI to function effectively, transparently, and in alignment with humanity. The AI-assisted collaboration among humans on the Metaweb will enable a vast collective intelligence and the capture of tremendous untapped value.

    For more information go to: http://metawebbook.com

    Preamble. Introduction.

    Part One. Today’s Web
    1. It’s Probably Nothing. 2. The Three Generations of the Web. 3. The Vagaries of Today’s Web. 4. Pay With Your Attention. 5. Are We Cognitively Free?

    Part Two. What We Need
    6. What the World Needs Now. 7. A Web that Supports the Shift.

    Part Three. The Metaweb
    8. The Big Missing Feature of The Web. 9. The Emergence of the Metaweb. 10. The Cairns in the Rabbit Hole. 11. The Link and the Bridge. 12. The Overweb Pattern. 13. Fixing the Web. 14. Into the Looking Glass. 15. What Becomes Possible. 16. Your Move.

    Epilogue: United we Compute or Divided We Fall. Glossary.


    Bridgit DAO is a decentralized organization focused on promoting and supporting initiatives related to regeneration, cognitive freedom, and collective wisdom. It comprises a diverse group of individuals, including technologists, writers, editors, illustrators, entrepreneurs, and others. As a meta-DAO, Bridgit has launched several projects, including the Overweb, Presence, and Pachaverse, and has supported initiatives in Tulum, the NeoSoul DAO, and the DAOjo.

    Bridgit DAO holds majority shares in Presence Labs and Pachaverse.

    The Bridgit DAO council steers Bridgit DAO to be an active participant in the Regenaissance, a movement for planetary renewal. We are open to new members who share our enthusiasm and dedication for regeneration, cognitive freedom, and collective wisdom, and who want to actively participate in the emergence of the Overweb and other Bridgit DAO initiatives. We are also open to feedback and contributions to the movement. Please see bridgit.io for more information.

    As a proud author, Bridgit DAO’s goal for The Metaweb: The Next Level of the Internet is to spark a collective vision for the future of the Web, shifting from individual computing to a shared, collaborative experience. The Overweb has the potential to become the largest open-source initiative in history and an integral part of the Web. By working together, we aim to optimize the Overweb for maximum collective value, creating a hyper-dimensional web that benefits us all.

    We envision The Metaweb: The Next Level of the Internet becoming a cutting-edge metabook—a hyper-dimensional digital version of a physical book that evolves and grows over time with its readers and the reading community. This metabook can be used in conjunction with a physical book, a webpage, or even in virtual reality. It will offer features such as book clubs, AMAs, notes, reviews, polls, and conversations related to specific passages and images within the book. In this way, the physical book becomes a contextual hub for interconnected communities of people, information, and interactions tied to the book's content.

    Another book offering from Bridgit DAO is Dead Web: The Dark Reality of Generative Tech. Bridgit DAO will continue to collaborate, catalyze, or publish works on topics such as regeneration, cognitive freedom, and collective wisdom.

    Join us.

    Viva la Regenaissance!

    "When the general population got on the Web, we saw a sea change in the diversity of online applications and content. Alongside the smartphone, we have seen a rapidly proliferating array of behaviors, content, incentives, and side effects, most of which were not squarely on our radar 50 years ago... I agree with the premise that accountability is an important consideration for the next iteration of the Web. While I have concerns around scalability and implementation, the notion of a meta-environment above the webpage is directionally interesting. Overall, the book presents a creative argument that warrants further discussion and exploration."

    ~ Vint Cerf, One of the Fathers of the Internet & co-founder of the People Centered Internet