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A better Internet predicted

 An IBM-led team of researchers has mapped out a smarter, more intuitive version of the Internet
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An IBM-led team of researchers has mapped out a smarter, more intuitive version of the Internet - one you can assign tasks to make your life easier, such as ordering taxis, managing social engagements or even paying bills. 

Research released by IBM Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) in collaboration with academic and government research organizations, has suggested how the Internet will be able to automatically pull together data and services from a variety of online sources and integrate them in a way that provides context, and which can be used more easily than now.

For example, the project work, which started in 2009, has determined how future iterations of the Internet will enable users to link RSVPs on a Facebook invitation with the reservation system at their favourite restaurant, to automatically reserve a table for the exact number of guests who accept.



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