My thanks to Mashable for the tip on a new site called Web Of Fate:
20-word Description: Web of Fate is a semantic analysis engine that extracts meaning from historical, present and future events and draws connections among them.
CEO’s Pitch: The Web of Fate semantic analysis engine can visualize and uncover hidden relationships among historical, present and future events allowing people to:
– Study the flow of events and decision paths chosen by historical figures.
– Take snapshots of the exact state of when a predictive event is made. So future generations can understand why certain choices were made.
– Identify trends, locate anomalies, detect threats and track multiple/alternate futures with FutureGraph.
Web of Fate also provides semantic web services, allowing users to integrate semantic and decision analysis into their own products and services.
It is quite an intriguing concept. I particularly like the Quote feature that allows you to highlight predictions made by 3rd parties – and then you can check back at the appropriate time to see whether the prediction came true or not (and how likely other people think the prediction will come true) – so checking on, say, Gartner predictions now becomes easy.
You can enter your own predictions – perhaps, I intend to get a client featured in the Financial Times – and people can then vote on how likely the outcome might be. Could be a useful tool for setting management expectations appropriately.