There are people doing the work of science, manufacturing knowledge for the rest of us. I like to read about what they do, and maybe you will too. Go lookit Gareth Hughes, whose work on assigning relevancy and context to hyperlinks is, I think, exactly in line with the future directions of the web and the Internet in general.
Or, see Natalie Jeremijenko‘s work. She’s done a broad range of stuff, but a great example of some interactive art that she’s made is this presentation, where she shows that art involving technology can be fun, interesting, and accessible while still being meaningful.