Yes, it sounds like they're attempting two goals; 1- to make the language of the web more language-agnostic (at least on the front end
; what's in front of the programmer that is...) and 2- as xtabber said, to push processing to the client rather than the server AND be more efficient when doing so.
Heres a good Ars Technica article on it that goes into a bit more depth:The Web is getting its bytecode: WebAssembly
I wonder though... how long before we see embedded viruses and malware written for WebAssembly?
5.. 4.. 3.. 2..