If you are interested in technology or digital currencies and their platforms, you have probably heard of the term Web3, even if you are not interested. One of the most famous businessmen, Elon Musk , spoke about it and expressed his displeasure and strong rejection of what is called Web3. What is meant by this term and what does it mean to us? As users and why are so many attacking him?
The beginnings of the Internet
At the beginning of the Internet and its development, the World Wide Web (WWW) was then called the first Web or Web 1.0 (the first generation of the Internet). That primitive stage of the Internet was characterized by solidity and lacked the spirit of multiple options and flexibility that we see now. The Internet was not dynamic and the goal of that stage was to simply communicate information and make it available to the public only. Web 1.0 was known as read-only, much like the enclosed Microsoft word files we've seen and still see a lot. Imagine the whole internet being like this!
With the passage of time, the servers (servers) began to improve, and the Internet speeds became constantly increasing, and this moved us to the second generation of the Internet, or what is known as Web 2.0. The second generation allowed us to interact with the data and content we see on the web. Content diversity is becoming ubiquitous. The web designs themselves are becoming incalculable.
The term Web 2.0 is attributed to Tim O'Reilly, a computer scientist and founder of O'Reilly Media, who said: “Web 2.0 is the revolutionary invention in the computer world that could not have happened only thanks to relying on the Internet as a platform, and even trying to understand success on her." Perhaps the most popular Web 2.0 applications are: Facebook, Google Maps, Twitter, YouTube, and many others.
We have reached the revolutionary stage of the Internet, or the “decentralized Internet,” if you will. All platforms that we use today are only central platforms controlled by some companies such as Facebook, Apple, Amazon and other giant companies. They win the big cake and leave users with nothing but crumbs.
The idea of Web3 completely eliminates this centralization; By making decentralized applications, or as they are known as “DApps”, they are installed on other decentralized intermediary networks such as “Ethereum”. These intermediary networks are managed by reliable and regulated people, not by giant companies that monopolize the field as is the case now.
When you hear the word Web3, you will probably find it associated with cryptocurrency, and this is because most of these protocols already include cryptocurrency. Everyone who wants to manufacture, control, or develop these projects receives financial incentives for this matter. These protocols often provide many services such as storage, hosting, and others.
What makes Web3 special?
In Web 2.0 it is quite normal for companies to take our data and sell it to beneficiaries such as hackers or advertisers and service owners. In Web3, it is not so easy; It will all be decentralized and it will be almost impossible for anyone to get hold of your data.
1. Smart Web (Semantic Web)
The Internet will work semantically, and you will find what you are looking for easily and easily by understanding the artificial intelligence of what you want, not based on keywords.
2. Websites with 3D graphics
What we browse on the normal Internet has nothing to do with what we will see in Web3. There we will browse 3D sites, and live different and realistic experiences even on the Internet.
3. Artificial intelligence
We can summarize the characteristics of the new Internet Web3 in Artificial Intelligence and the Semantic Web, which are the keystone. The personal computer will treat us as we treat humans, we will get to what we need quickly and get better results, and perhaps all humanity will transform its services on the Internet.