The Internet is indispensable in our current society. We use it every day. To quickly look something up, place an order, send an email, share something on social media or participate in a webinar. These are just some of the activities that you need the internet to perform. Since the emergence of the internet in the 1980s, it has been developing rapidly. Another new development is coming soon: the arrival of web 3.0. What exactly does web 3.0 entail? And what can you do with web 3.0? In this article we would like to tell you more about this new type of internet!
The history of the internet
What is Web 3.0? To answer that question, it is useful to first dive into the history of the internet.
The worldwide web as we know it today started in 1989. Until 2005, web 1.0 was used. By means of this so-called ‘static web’ it was possible to request information in a reliable manner. Still, web 1.0 was quite simple. There was no user interaction yet. Because the early internet didn’t use algorithms, it wasn’t that easy to quickly find the right information for your search.
What is Web 3.0?
It is now time for another evolution of the worldwide web. With the arrival of a third generation internet, many new changes await us. So what is web 3.0? It is described as the Internet that:
- Is very good at interpreting information you enter (via text, image and speech);
- Utilizes the latest technologies. Such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT).
What exactly does web 3.0 entail?
The new internet will therefore be a huge upgrade compared to the current internet that we know. Web 3.0 will shift its focus to blockchain and cryptocurrency. This technology makes it possible for apps and websites to process information in an accurate and humane way. Web 3.0 will therefore be a lot more reliable and intelligent than web 2.0. In order for the internet to understand and process information, web 3.0 is built from a ‘semantic web’ and AI. In addition, ‘ubiquity’ and 3D graphics play a major role.
A semantic web is capable of understanding all kinds of media. This way it can also link relevant media to each other. As the word ‘semantic’, which means the relationship between words, indicates, this used to be mainly in the form of linking texts. Now videos, photos and sound clips are also added. As a result, web 3.0 is more tailored to you.
The influence of Artificial Intelligence will grow in the coming years. The internet will also start using AI. By the way, Web 2.0 already uses AI, which means that the chance of plagiarism is very high. Web 3.0 wants to prevent this by introducing intelligent machines that are able to distinguish false from correct information.
The term ‘ubiquity’ stands for being everywhere at the same time. Social media is an example of ubique: you can share information and reach people from all over the world. With the advent of web 3.0, not only apps, but also various smart devices will be used with the help of the internet.
Web 3.0 will use 3D graphics. This will make the internet much more part of our daily lives. Think of games, health trackers and e-commerce. These all become part of a new, virtual world with the help of 3D graphic technology.
What can you do with web 3.0?
It is now clear that web 3.0 will change a lot for us. The semantic web, combined with AI, will ensure that your browsing experience fully matches your personal preferences. Retrieving information will become more reliable and the internet will claim an increasingly larger place in our daily lives. We as people are also getting more power: with self-sovereign identity you have (somewhat more) access to your own data.
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