We are living in the age of Web 2.0, but it’s an era that may soon be drawing to an end. Word on the web is that it’s soon to be replaced by its younger and nimbler sibling, the originally named Web 3.0. Three will be everything that two was not: secure, private, and egalitarian. Instead of leaving billions of web users at the mercy of monopolistic internet companies and their insecure databases and opaque data sharing practices, it will return control to the people. That’s right, the very same individuals who own the information that web giants are prone to trading like football cards.



Web 1.0

It is the “readable” phrase of the World Wide Web with flat data. In Web 1.0, there is only limited interaction between sites and web users. Web 1.0 is simply an information portal where users passively receive information without being given the opportunity to post reviews, comments, and feedback.

Web 2.0

It is the “writable” phrase of the World Wide Web with interactive data. Unlike Web 1.0, Web 2.0 facilitates interaction between web users and sites, so it allows users to interact more freely with each other. Web 2.0 encourages participation, collaboration, and information sharing. Examples of Web 2.0 applications are Youtube, Wiki, Flickr, Facebook, and so on.



Web 3.0

Whether it’s called Web 3.0 or another name, the fact that the next evolution of the web is imminent, is arguably undeniable. Exciting times lie ahead for the connected world as we redefine the parameters of a system that we have all contributed towards in one way or another.

Web 3.0 is the “executable” phrase of Word Wide Web with dynamic applications, interactive services, and “machine-to-machine” interaction. Web 3.0 is a semantic web which refers to the future. In Web 3.0, computers can interpret information like humans and intelligently generate and distribute useful content tailored to the needs of users.

Web 3.0 will be based on semantic web. This is a technology, where information and data are stored in such a way that the computer systems understand them. It may give birth to a next-gen artificial intelligence. 

Web 3.0 is slated to be the new paradigm in web interaction and will mark a fundamental change in how developers create websites, but more importantly, how people interact with those websites. Computer scientists and Internet experts believe that this new paradigm in web interaction will further make people’s online lives easier and more intuitive as smarter applications such as better search functions give users exactly what they are looking for, since it will be akin to an artificial intelligence which understands context rather than simply comparing keywords, as is currently the case.

It can lead to a virtual web. With the advent of web 3.0 and virtual games, it is clearly evident that it will discover a new web, based on a virtual world.

Web 3.0 may bring the concept of personal desktop. It will give you the option to save your data and access it from anywhere of the world. You just need to login to your account from same browser.

It is assumed that web 3.0 will allow users to drag and drop files from their desktop to the internet browser. A number of features such as 3D, seamless animation, high-definition graphics, audio, and video are expected to be imbibed in web 3.0.



The Web 3.0 Semantic Web

There is already a lot of work going into the idea of a semantic web, which is a web where all information is categorized and stored in such a way that a computer can understand it as well as a human.

Many view this as a combination of artificial intelligence and the semantic web. The semantic web will teach the computer what the data means, and this will evolve into artificial intelligence that can utilize that information.

Web 3.0 is the product of the same visionaries who have helped drive cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Indeed, the concept of a distributed ledger – like that pioneered by Bitcoin – is what defines the platforms operating on the next iteration of the web. By relying on a series of distributed nodes or databases, redundancy is ensured and distributed denial of service attacks are all but eliminated. To log onto the Web 3.0 and interact with the various decentralized apps (dApps), wallets, and platforms that will form its backbone, a seed will be used.

Rather than typing in usernames, passwords, and email addresses everywhere they go, users will be reliant on a seed to verify their identity but without giving up their personal identity in the process. At present, web users are resigned to having to give up multiple permissions just for the privilege of installing an app or joining a website. They accept it because they have no other choice. But the choice is coming, and when it arrives, webizens will finally be free to engage with platforms and products that respect their right to privacy.

Maybe Web 3.0 might be a Web OS like a browser where you can mange your files, apps and take it everywhere with you and you can access your data from any devices.

Just as the Internet of Things (IoT) is gradually creating a more digitally-centric, connected society, Web 3.0 is removing any lingering complexity from the web and making it more accessible for a greater number of people.

This will make the internet always present in our lives – at work, at home, on the road, out to dinner, the internet will be wherever we go. This may very well evolve into some interesting ways in which the internet will be used in the future.

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