Can you imagine an internet that understands not only your input but convey if your text, audio, or any other media is well-fit or not? Now we are on a new step towards web evolution. The pioneers call it Web 3.0. There are already some basic setups of Web 3.0 that exist today but the true potential of it is not observed.
Tim Berners-Lees, the inventor of the World Wide Web names this Web 3.0 as Semantic Web which is aimed to offer an open, autonomous, and intelligent internet. On Web 3.0, the data will be stored in decentralized repositories unlike today’s Web 2.0 where data is stored in centralized repositories.
Web 3.0 can offer the interaction between users and machines regarding the data. For this to happen, the programs should be such that they should understand the information. The two cornerstones of Web 3.0, Semantic web and Artificial Intelligence (AI) emerged for this cause.
The connection between Web 3.0 and Cryptocurrency
Web 3.0 operates on a decentralized network, the blockchain and cryptocurrency takes a great part in this field. The decentralized system is seamlessly integrated, automated with smart contracts that power even microtransactions in Africa. These changes the conduct of every company and their business operations. The current face of Defi protocols is just a basic example now.
The evolution of Web 3.0 is interesting. Web 3.0 has evolved from the old generation web features along with new technologies like blockchain and AI. Also, it is developed by the interconnection of users and internet usage. Web 3.0 is the upgraded version of Web 1.0 and Web 2.0.
Let’s see the evolution of Web 1.0. It is started in the year 1989 and is called Static Web. It was the first internet in the ’90s. It was offering only limited information with little interaction of users. In those days, it was not possible to create a web page and comment on the articles. Since Web 1.0 did not have algorithms to filter internet information, users couldn’t search for the desired information on the internet. Only a few were putting content and other information was from directories.
We currently enjoying Web 2.0 and are excited to welcome Web 3.0. Let’s learn what may be the key features of it.
The more recent innovation is Web 3.0 which is yet to come into action. This would be a more intelligent internet, we can say human-like intelligence. It is powered by Artificial Intelligence which can run smart programs for the users.
Web 3.0 allows users to access the internet by anyone everywhere at any time. This Web 3.0 is not only for internet-connected devices like smartphones and computers but the IoT technology will bring in new smart devices to the market.
Semantics can be applied to the Web so that the machines can enable the decoding to get the meaning by analyzing the data. The enhanced data connectivity will be a positive thing for users to have a better experience.
Coming to Artificial Intelligence, Web2.0 had the capability but was predominant by humans like judging the corrupt behavior of the web content. Artificial Intelligence has enabled the internet to separate fake from genuine things. For example, there are many online review platforms where users can review the products they use. Also, for the same work, companies can hire some people to create positive, fake reviews. As we know, recently the Google’s AI had removed more than 1,00,000 fake reviews from the Internet. The same AI would be fit into Web 3.0 which can filter blogs to get genuine content. The advanced AI will allow users to get more filtered unbiased data from the Internet.
According to some futurists, Web 3.0 will bring in clear focus #D virtual world where it diminishes the line between physical and digital through graphics technology. This was called Spatial Web.
Applications on Web 3.0
The expectation from Web 3.0 applications is to filter the large-scale information into factual and useful information to the users. The applications are in the initial stage and are waiting to improve themselves and hope to function well on Web 3.0. Google, Amazon, and Apple companies are developing Web 3.0 applications through the products they have. Application examples are Wolfram Alfa and Siri.
Siri Application: The first appearance has been made on the iPhone 4S model, this Siri is Apple’s voice-controlled AI assistant. this application recognizes speech and performs those personalized commands from users. We know that today we have the best AI assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Samsung’s Bixby. These understand the commands and perform the same for the users by immediately displaying the right information.
Wolfram Alpha: It is like a search engine but much more powerful than the Google search engine. It is known as a ‘computational knowledge engine’ since it answers users’ questions rather than just web pages like other search engines do.
The key difference between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 comes when you search the most popular search like World Cup. Even if you don’t include football word, Google gives you the results. With Alpha, it gives you an explanation of both the countries and that’s the main difference.
You will have a great personal and customized browsing experience with Web 3.0. A human-like search assistant would be with you and you also get the decentralized benefits. When Web 3.0 arrives in the world, the internet will be integrated into our daily lives. The 21st century will get miracles of new technologies like blockchain and cryptocurrency (digital asset).