Tim Berners-Lee not too long ago made a TED conference speech about the future of the World Wide Web. He claimed that the future is not in the flashy games and movies etc., but in databases.
He gave a few wonderful examples of how sharing databases around the world connects information and leads us to greater understanding of all things on a global scale. The explosion of databases available online since that speech has been rather noticeable, even when simply browsing nonchalantly on the web. Most of these databases utilize the wiki system, including one known as the Green Building Brain a project of the openvGreen Building Society. Läs mer.