We all at a point in time during discussions make some facial gestures and the other person understands what you mean instantly. On some other occasion, you probably want to voice out concern, and your friend or acquaintance voices out the same thing at that moment. Then you smile and say, “How come we are both thinking the same thing”. Now think of this as a new dawn, a reality that the future of the web holds.
The Web 3.0 version of the internet is developed to give you exactly what you input. It is centered on words and understanding as against using numbers and keywords.
What is Web 3.0?
Web stands for World Wide Web, access to the internet and its resources. The numbers indicate the different versions of the web created and used.
Before explaining what Web 3.0 is, we should understand what Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 is, the foundation and the basis for innovation.
Web 1.0 is the earliest version of the internet. This classifies the server of the 90s. This version of the web focuses more on reading. It is where users read information, user participation was not incorporated into this web version. Here the information was limited and users struggle to get the needed information.
Web 2.0, is the current version of the internet in use. This version of the internet is interactive and collaborative unlike Web 1.0. This is the generation of the web that introduced smartphones and mobile internet. This version introduced social media platforms and encourages more user-generated content and information. Web 2.0 and Web 1.0 uses HTTP protocol-enabled resources accessed via a URL.
Web 3.0 is the future of the world wide web. This version is classified as the use of intelligence, decentralization, and blockchain technologies. It is based on understanding data like humans.
Furthermore, the Web 3.0 version will not be centralized around a group of servers like the HTTP Protocol. It is aimed at using blockchain technology, a peer-to-peer file system. It will be centered on the following;
- Digital Identities
- Semantic Information
- AI and big data
- Decentralization of information
- Interactions between software and software.
Major points to note on Web 3.0
- Web 3.0 aims to bring a safer internet environment and protect users from cybercrime. Digital identities as one of the features of this version will ensure that users and organizations have a unique verifiable identity.
- Users have access to control their data. They can choose what to see and what not to see. It also ensures that the user is connected to all his devices and can easily and seamlessly access and use the internet.
- The version is centered on decentralization and open source of information. Web 2.0 generates information based on HTTP and fixed location. Whereas this version is based on semantic information and information can be stored in a different location. Data would be searched based on content, thereby giving more accurate information to the user.
In all, the Web 3.0 version is still a work in progress and the time for release is not yet known but one certain thing is that this will be one of the biggest innovations of the web.