A vision by Paul Ford of Google using Semantic Web technologies to provide a marketplace (EBay competitor).
Apr'03 update: maybe this should be the BootStrapping process? Also, note the Reputation Management section.
Also see Paul's own follow-up.
risk of Google becoming Evil
desire for P2P Search Engine of Meta Data - reminds me, at least today (Nov'2005), of my WikiGraph As Delicious Data experiment
Spreadsheet-s are important to the Internet - really sounds like a call for an AJAX/Rich Client for Structured Data, interfacing with a served-based Data Store/Taxonomy.
Nov'2005 update - is GoogleBase a step in this direction?
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