also seen as: next generation

Designates the next version of a software program or technology. Much of the commercial Internet technology used in the late 1990's was built on first-generation applications; now in the 2000's programmers are developing "next-generation" applications.

For example, first-generation Web sites were about human-computer interaction, whereas the "next-generation" Web 2.0 and social networking sites focus not only on people interacting with the computer or with information but with each other.

See also : second-generation  3G  
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