Web 3.0, You may have heard of it, but what is it? Should you even care about it and do we really need another version of the internet? What’s wrong with Web 2.0, witch is the current version of the internet and its predecessor Web 1.0? Are there any benefits to Web 3.0?
In this episode of the podcast I will try to answer all of this questions. And if wish to learn about the current fastest growing then Technology then stick around to the end!
- Is Web 3.0 the future of the internet, should you even care?
- What is the Web 1.0
- What is Web 2.0
- What is the problem with Web 2.0?
- What is Web 3.0
- The concept of Web 3.0
- Web 3.0 Will Use AI
- Web 3.0 will return to the Original Concept
- Why Web 3.0 Matters
- What is Blockchain, the fastest growing web technology.
- Enter the blockchain
- Blockchain VS typical database
What is the Web 1.0
Before we jump in to Web 3.0 lets do a quick dive in to the past and take a look at what Web 1.0 was?
Web 1.0 was the earliest version of the Internet as it emerged from its origins with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency aka (DARPA). The early Internet was mostly composed of web pages joined by hyperlinksis a reference to data that the user can follow by clicking or tapping. Laking the additional visuals, controls and forms that we are used to seeing today Web 1.0 was also known as the “read-only” web – a web that was not interactive in any significant sense.
Web 1.0 was the first stage or iteration of the internet and as you can gauss there were not many content creators and most internet users were consumers. This means that fewer people ware creating content consuming content on the internet.
Static pages with little to none CSS ware much more common in Web 1.0, than pages that used dynamic HTML, and content came from a file system rather than a database system. Websites in Web 1.0 have extremely limited functionality. At the end of the day, Web 1.0 was much simpler because content on the internet was created by just a handful of people in comparison to our days where we have millions of Web developers in Web 2.0.
What is Web 2.0
OK, now that we know what Web 1.0 is, let’s take a look at our current web version, witch is Web 2.0.
The therm Web 2.0 started being used around 1999 and is the internet that we all know today. In Web 2.0, content consumers were encouraged to become content creators. Rather than taking a passive approach to internet use by simply viewing, Web 2.0 provided an environment where more users could become active participants.
Web 2.0 allowed individuals to publish articles and comments starting with blogs. Then users could create accounts and subscribe to different sites, which ultimately encouraged participation and increased the number of people regularly using the internet. Web 2.0 was structured in a way that encouraged more people to create unique content, enter YouTube the biggest content creator platform in the world.
Web 2.0 transitioned from a mier content consumer platform to e content creator platform. Web 2.0 is the transition that the internet went through after the dot-com bubble, but the internet is once again in the process of transitioning. This new stage of the internet will provide new benefits to users and content creators.
What is the problem with Web 2.0?
Before we get in to Web 3.0 lets talk about the biggest problem the of Web 2.0 has. If Web 1.0’s biggest problem was ist statick state, Web 2.0’s problem can be summeriest in to one single word centralization aka CONTROL . Control over content, witch creples content creators and make them obedient slaves to the platforms they are creating on. This is not what the father of the internet Tim Berners-Lee had imagined when he inventor the World Wide Web.
Tim Berners-Lee’s original vision was a Semantic Web,a smarter internet that was more autonomous and open. In other words a decentralized Web.
What is Web 3.0
Enter Web 3.0, the Decentralized Web.
In Web 3.0, data will be connected in a decentralized way, unlike Web 2.0 in which data is primarily stored in centralized storage locations called servers witch limit the access of its creator and users, and give total control to the holders. In Web 3.0 data will be Decentralized, users will also be able to interact with data through the use of AI and machine learning technology. Ultimately, Web 3.0 will combine the concepts of the Semantic Web with AI.
The concept of Web 3.0
Web 3.0 will be an updated and enhanced version of the internet , but with additional benefits due to decentralization. There are 4 rules to Web 3.0 data:
• Verifiable – able to be checked or demonstrated to be true, accurate, or justified.
• Trustless – it minimize the amount of trust required from any single user in the system by distributing trust among different users.
• Self-governing – is the ability of a user or group of users to exercise all necessary functions of regulation without intervention from an external authority.
• Permissionless – anyone can transact and join as a validator.
Web 3.0 Will Use AI
We fear that IA will take over the world but actually I believe that AI will only enhance it.
The use of AI will allow data to be provided to users faster, and the data that is provided will be more relevant to each user. We are beginning to see the use of this technology in the internet through algorithms that are used to suggest products, videos to users based on their previous searches, but don’t forget, if you search for puppies you will get puppies if you search for war you will get war, you will always find what you search for. In Web 2.0 search is a double edg sward! However, the technology in Web 3.0 will be even more advanced.
Web 3.0 will return to the Original Concept
Web 3.0 will, in some ways, be a return to the original concept of the web, a place where users do not need permission from a central authority to post. Decentralization means there is no central control and there is no single point of failure.
One of the most promising aspects of Web 3.0 is that, through its decentralized nature, it will remove control of the internet from the centralized corporations that currently dominate it, unlase you wish to join Mark Zuckerberg’s new Metavers, if you sih to find out more about this subject then visit my previous post. In Web 3.0, websites and applications will have access to more information that will be presented in a way that is more beneficial for users.
Why Web 3.0 Matters
For too long, large corporations like Google, Facebook and Twitter have dominated the internet, meaning that individual users have less control. These organizations have asked us to provide our personal data in exchange for access to their platforms and services, and we mus say that we willingly gave them all of our data witch they then sold it to advertisers and used it for profit.
Regaining ownership of your personal data is the main focus of Web 3.0. If you wish to use an internet that provides equal benefit to all users, then you should be excited about Web 3.0.
I feel that Web 3.0 will allow the internet to exist in the way that it was originally intended to exist, as a truly open avenue that provides virtually endless access to information. It will basically be a more advanced version of the internet we already know.
Decentralization in general will take control away from centralized authorities and give that control to everyone, ultimately furthering equality.
Web 3.0 will be made possible through decentralized protocols. The future internet, blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies will be interconnected and automated through the use of smart contracts.
What is Blockchain, the fastest growing web technology.
Sadly Web 2.0 has been marked by centralization, surveillance and invasive ads, but the use of decentralized technologies such as blockchain will allow a more open environment where data on the internet is decentralized. Web 3.0 will allow decentralized apps to displace centralized social networks such as Facebook, and individuals will maintain ownership over their personal data.
Enter the blockchain
A blockchain is a distributed database that is shared among the nodes of a computer network. As a database, a blockchain stores information electronically in digital format. Blockchains are best known for their crucial role in cryptocurrency systems, such as Bitcoin and Etherium, for maintaining a secure and decentralized record of transactions. The innovation with a blockchain is that it guarantees the fidelity and security of a record of data and generates trust without the need for a trusted third party.
Blockchain VS typical database
One key difference between a typical database and a blockchain is the way the data is structured. A blockchain collects information together in groups, known as “blocks” that hold sets of information. Blocks have certain storage capacities and, when filled, are closed and linked to the previously filled block, forming a chain of data known as the “blockchain.” All new information that follows that freshly added block is compiled into a newly formed block that will then also be added to the chain once filled.
A database usually structures its data into tables whereas a blockchain, like its name implies, structures its data into chunks (blocks) that are strung together. This data structure inherently makes an irreversible timeline of data when implemented in a decentralized nature. When a block is filled it is set in stone and becomes a part of this timeline. Each block in the chain is given an exact timestamp when it is added to the chain.
- Blockchain is a type of shared database that differs from a typical database in the way it stores information; blockchains store data in blocks that are then linked together via cryptography.
- As new data comes in it is entered into a fresh block. Once the block is filled with data it is chained onto the previous block, which makes the data chained together in chronological order.
- Different types of information can be stored on a blockchain but the most common use so far has been as a ledger for transactions.
- In Bitcoin’s case, blockchain is used in a decentralized way so that no single person or group has control—rather, all users collectively retain control.
- Decentralized blockchains are immutable, which means that the data entered is irreversible. For Bitcoin, this means that transactions are permanently recorded and viewable to anyone.