06 Key Features of Web 3.0: Revealing The future Of The Internet
The next evolutionary chapter of the internet is here and it’s not about to slow down for anyone. Web 3.0 is the paradigm with blockchain and decentralization at its core. Let’s explore its features to understand this paradigm shift in detail!
The promise of decentralization is here to reign the internet!
It might sound a bit shocking to hear but like everything else, the evolution of the internet is upon us. The newest evolution is termed Web 3.0 with Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 labeled as the predecessors.
What happened to the predecessors? One might think, but well, Web 1.0 is now utterly and genuinely lost in the dark, and Web 2.0 is most widely known because of its dominant position in the market, a position Web 3.0 is vying for.
Evolving Artificial Intelligence space is a testament that the new era of the internet is upon us. It’s a type of internet that is readily changing the course of the future. Its true potential will be unleashed when the new internet is fully embedded in the web infrastructure. But for now, we can only deliberate the features of the new internet also known as Web 3.0.
A Look Into Web 3.0
Web 3.0 is the next evolutionary chapter of the web/internet. It will potentially cause a paradigm shift as big as Web 2.0.
No official definition of Web 3.0 has been compiled yet but informally it is defined as,
“Web3.0 is an idea for a new iteration of the World Wide Web, based on blockchain technology, which incorporates concepts such as decentralization and token-based economics.”
Berners-Lee outlined decentralized as a concept that has no “kill switch”.
“No permission is needed from a central authority to post anything on the web, there is no central controlling node, and so no single point of failure...and no ‘kill switch’! This also implies freedom from indiscriminate censorship and surveillance.”
Web 3.0 also known as the Semantic web has information stored in multiple databases and hence can be decentralized. This allows users to have major control over their data. The user-specific nature of the semantic web guarantees data privacy and security.
What makes Web 3.0 Peculiar?
Since web 3.0 will work through decentralized protocols –the founding blocks of cryptocurrency and blockchain — a symbiotic relationship within these technologies will be seen on the horizon. All of these technologies will be interoperable with seamless integration.
Artificial Intelligence or AI is a big part of data processing and user interaction in Web 3.0 which already makes it more interactive and dynamic.
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that AI and blockchain combined will redefine the infrastructure and web experience of the users.
Democracy across the internet. Who would’ve thought?
06 Distinguishing Features of Web 3.0
A new evolution of the web with real-world human communication is sure to raise many eyebrows. To expect apprehension approaching the new web wouldn’t be a rare case. So, let’s discuss the distinguishable Web 3.0 features that will ease your mind towards a more approachable Web 3.0 space!
1. The Semantic Web: Semantics have reached an all-time high
Web 3.0 is also referred to as the semantic web. (Semantics is defined as the study of the relationship between words.) The semantic web enables analyzation of different amounts of data from the web, including transactions, content, and various links between persons.
Semantics deals with the meaning or emotion of the content. For instance,
➔ I love Blockchain
➔ I <3 Blockchain
Different syntax but the semantics of these two phrases is the same. Now applying the same thing to a web would allow machines for the first time to decode and analyze content based on meaning and emotions. And we all know, people are a hooker for semantics!
2. Is Artificial Intelligence: Smarter than human intelligence?
If you ask, Artificial intelligence is a defining feature of Web 3.0. AI combined with Web 3.0 has molded around the core concept of decentralization and a web that promises to provide real human interaction.
You can expect information at a much faster level and more relevant result generation — with assured authenticity and precision.
3. Connectivity: Eventually, Everything Connects
User interaction and connection are going to set Web 3.0 apart from its predecessors. Information and data will be more connected than ever, thanks to semantic metadata. IoT is the perfect example of connectivity; You can access data from multiple applications anytime, anywhere, increasing effective user interaction.
Accessible information and the internet suggest that we will no longer be confined to laptops, PCs, and smartphones but newer smart gadgets. Is it not exciting to make anybody, anytime, anywhere true in the real sense of the word?