What do Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 mean? Which one is better?
Web 3.0: You may have heard of it, but what is it?
As someone who has been in technology for years and is super excited by technology and its possibilities, I feel I was a little bit late in understanding web 3.0
Not anymore!, let me open it all up
To make it easy for us to understand, I will explain what the internet is, talk about Web 1.0 and Web 2.0, and then give a piece of up-to-date information about Web 3.0.
The Internet refers to the underground cables that connect one system to another, sometimes called “the net” which is a worldwide system of computer networks.
Then the web refers to all the apps that are built on the internet with display support from our browsers like the chromes, the Firefox, edge, opera and safari.
Web 1.0 was the first stage or iteration of the internet.
The most active time of this period was between 1991 to 2004.
It was characterized by few people creating content and more people on the internet consuming content, it was called the read-only web because people just consume content without being able to drop a like or dislike emotion not to even mention commenting.
Web 2.0 is the internet that we’ve all become accustomed to today, from 2004 till date.
It was characterized as the read and create web.
Not only did we create information and distribute them on the internet, but the internet also collected information from us, this is why social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter can have different feeds for each user, the details collected from each user is used to create a personalized experience for the user.
The goal of web 3.0 include;
– Trustless infrastructure
– Removing intermediaries
– Giving users power and ownership over their data, identity, security, and transactions.
In Web 3.0, data will be connected in a decentralized way, unlike generation 2.0 of the internet in which data is primarily stored in centralized storage locations.
Ultimately, Web 3.0 will combine the concepts of the Semantic Web with AI.
Expert says that we will get to a point where all companies will be run by a decentralized group call DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) this means that there will be no CEO or president to impress, those with the most tokens get to vote on how the company changes, which is not limited by the government.
In Web 3.0, one controlling authority cannot short the social media space down like what we see today.
Web 3.0 Will Use AI. Do you know that?
We are beginning to see the use of this technology on web 2.0 through algorithms that are used to suggest products, videos, etc., to users based on their previous searches.
However, the technology in Web 3.0 will be more advanced.
In Web 3.0, your identity can be completely hidden online, you can use the web without revealing your real identity and it cannot be traced back to you, you can be anonymous and do everything online.
In web 3.0 a new kind of decentralized browser will be created.
If you wish to use an internet that provides equal benefit to all users, you should be excited about Web 3.0.