The terms Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 refer to successive iterations of the Internet, compared to the original Web 1.0 of the 1990s and early 2000s. While Web 2.0 is the current version of the Internet, Web 3.0 represents the next phase. This last one is also known as semantic web, whose main difference from the previous version is the implementation of a common infrastructure. This allows machines to understand the meaning of the information on a website.
This is to make your work easier, personalize your browsing experience and filter content automatically. The goal is thus to create intelligent, connected and more user-friendly websites. In today’s Web 2.0, on the other hand, information on the Internet is mainly read and reassembled by people.
The possibilities of Web 3.0
It is expected that the introduction of the new generation of the Internet will change the way websites are created and how you interact with them. This brings with it a wide range of possibilities.
Technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies are becoming increasingly relevant in the current economic model. Although it is still uncertain when these technologies will be fully integrated and perhaps replace the current currency. In Web 3.0, cryptocurrencies act as a method of rewarding content creators. Every time you access their created material, they get some kind of token. The process is based on smart contracts, revolutionizing the way companies and users do business.
Another perspective of Web 3.0 is the integration of artificial intelligence, in that the Internet mimics human access to information. Consequently, faster validation and provision of information is possible.
The principle of the metaverse can also be found in the new version of the Internet. Because Web 3.0 could be perfectly integrated into this virtual universe, enabling 3D designs of websites and the integration of IoT devices.
Links for new solutions
Personalization and intelligent search functions will also play a significant role. Thus, you no longer need to look at many thousands of entries in your search, but only those that fit your needs and user behavior.
Likewise, Web 3.0 suggests protocols where you have control over your own data and share as little as possible with third parties. This aspect would make it particularly difficult for institutions or social media to analyze user data in order to determine consumer preferences, for example.
New connections can be discovered through the links in Web 3.0. For example, if you are looking for a vacation in Spain, semantic web technology could show you other interesting data and information, such as suitable excursion destinations, the weather or stylish summer clothing. But the new Web is invaluable not only in e-commerce, but also in science, technology and healthcare. By linking related approaches to solutions, it may be possible to find new approaches to previously undiscovered issues.
Even if Web 3.0 will still take some time to be realized by humans, the introduction of the new Internet will certainly not be long in coming, given the rapid pace of technological progress.