The Spatial Web, also known has Web 3.0 is starting to unfold, eventually eliminating the boundary between digital content and physical objects. This can be visualised through the growth and convergence of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), advanced networking such as 5G, geolocation, IoT devices and sensors, distributed ledger technology (DLT) and machine learning/artificial intelligence.
The Spatial Web era will offer a plethora of new opportunities that will improve efficiency, communication, and entertainment and will create new potential for business.
While most businesses are not going to build their own Spatial Web, they will engage as it becomes the next major era in computing analogous to how Web 2.0 capabilities have driven new mobile behaviours and manors of working.
includes the actions required to prepare for, benefit from and shape this new era as it unfolds. Some of these actions include:
1. Build with the future in mind
Many large companies that have started working with many Spatial Web technologies are not building with that end-state in mind, resulting in missed valuable efficiencies.
2. Experiment with IoT and location-based sensors
By tapping into sensor data, a business's operational awareness is enabled, yielding optimised
operations. By learning to manage the data from these sensors, businesses can better prepare for the volume of data as an increasing variety of sensors will become key inputs for Spatial Web users.
3. Map out your business
While these adjustments continue, it will become increasingly important to have a digital representation of your business and the location of its elements.
4. Insist on interoperable, ethical standards
The Spatial Web is a convergence of emerging technologies. Both established and new organisations have begun to establish standards to activate interoperability amongst applications.