Last Updated on February 2, 2022 by Arty Fisher
The Web has been evolving for years, and its next stage may well include machine-to-machine communication. This will allow devices to share information without human intervention. In this blog I will explain what web 3.0 is, its unique features and why you should be excited about it.
Web 3.0 is the concept of a third-generation of internet services that concentrates on the user experience and interoperability, moving away from a focus on the provider and central servers.
Web 3.0 will be driven by the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Web 3.0 is still being developed and will become more clear over time as more companies begin to take advantage of it in their products.
A little bit of a history lesson
Web 1.0: Static websites
This was the first stage of internet growth. It was largely defined by early web directories like Yahoo and the popularization of email, which enabled users to communicate digitally at a distance.
Web 2.0: Dynamic websites, social participation
This era is commonly seen as the advent of social media, which has made it easier than ever to share content with friends and the world at large.
Web 3.0: Semantic websites, intelligent applications
The Web 3.0 generation is just beginning to take shape, but it’s already clear that it will be based on the combination of several emerging technologies like machine learning and blockchain.
One of the most significant ways blockchain technology will impact Web 3.0 is through decentralization. A decentralized system means that information doesn’t have to pass through a centralized entity or server in order to be accessed by multiple parties, as it does now with Websites like Google or Facebook. Instead, data can be shared directly from device to device, without needing one company’s servers to act as a middleman.
How is Blockchain related to Web 3?
Blockchain provides a distributed ledger which stores data that cannot be altered without consensus from every node in the network created using blockchain technology, thus making it completely decentralized and trust less system where no one party has control over any data and anyone can access it and use it for their own purpose with full ownership of that data and no need to rely on any third party to use that data because they don’t own it, you do!
What does Web 3.0 hold for the internet?
Web 3.0 is the third generation of the World Wide Web is known as Web 3.0, a catch-all term describing a number of technological advancements that have made the internet more user-friendly and data-rich. These include:
- Semantic web, a machine-readable web that enables computers to understand relationships between different parts of data.
- Personalization of web experiences using software that tracks user behaviour and habits to provide custom content.
- Knowledge sharing through crowdsourcing, or collecting information from users around the world through online communities.
Web 3.0 will be an advanced version of Web 2.0, which was characterized by social media and collaborative tools like wikis and blogs. Its development will be driven by a need for better search engines and artificial intelligence (AI) as well as data integration across platforms.
Looking to the future
It’s important to note that ‘Web 3.0’ doesn’t refer to any particular technology or standard, or even exist as anything concrete yet. It’s more of an idea than anything else, and there are many different interpretations of what it means. The most common interpretation is that it will be a service-oriented architecture (SOA), where users of the web can access powerful online apps via their browsers. This is similar to the way you might use Google Docs today: You don’t have to install software on your computer; all you need is a web browser.
As Web 3.0 becomes more deeply integrated with our lives, we can expect it to evolve from being simply functional into something more personal and intuitive; much like how we interact with friends and family today through social networks, we will ultimately interact with the World Wide Web