European Telecommunications Commissioner Viviane Reding won glowing praise for her vision of the Internet 3.0 from Vint Cerf, one of the creators of the Web and now Google's vice president and chief Internet evangelist. Reding launched a consultation on the next generation of the Internet, laying down what she sees as its essential elements and calling on Europe to lead the way to get there.
“Web 3.0 means seamless 'anytime, anywhere' business, entertainment and social networking over fast reliable and secure networks. It means the end of the divide between mobile and fixed lines. It signals a tenfold quantum leap in the scale of the digital universe by 2015,” she said in a statement.