Web 3 or the third generation Internet has revolutionized the world, one of the goals of which is to create a decentralized Internet. But what are the benefits of Web 3 and why do we need it?
One of the technologies that has greatly influenced human interactions is the Internet. With the advent of the Internet, the world of information and communication has witnessed dramatic changes. One way to communicate on the Internet is through web pages. In the first generation of the web, there was no concept called interaction, but the second generation started a big revolution in interaction with the introduction of some social networks such as Facebook.
Just when users thought everything was at its peak, the gates of the third generation of the web were opened to them. But one of the most important goals of Web 3 is to create a decentralized Internet. Since the third generation web may be a new and unknown concept for many people, we decided to introduce this new generation of web in this article.
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A brief history of the evolution of the Internet (first and second generation web)
The original Internet was based on what is now known as the first generation Web, or Web 1.0. In the early 1990s, websites were created using static HTML pages, which could only display information and users could not make any changes to it.
But all that changed in the late 1990s, and a new form of interactive Internet emerged. In the second generation of Web or Web 2.0, users could interact with websites using databases, server-side processing, forms, and media. This caused the web platform to change from static to dynamic. The term was coined in 1999 by author and web designer Darcy DiNucci.
Another change in the second generation web was the greater emphasis on user-generated content and interoperability between different sites and applications. Simply put, sharing on the second generation web took precedence over viewing.
Web 3; The future of the Internet
A look at the history of the Internet shows that the Internet is moving towards smarter. Although initially the data was provided to users statically, after a short time, users were able to interact with that data dynamically. All of this data is now being used by algorithms to improve the user experience and become more familiar with the web.
The third-generation Web, or Web 3, although still evolving, could be used in peer-to-peer technologies such as blockchain, open source software, virtual reality, and even the Internet of Things (IoT). Although no one knows exactly what the third generation of the Web will look like, it can be said that Web 3 has come to turn the Internet into a large database. The third generation of the Web, also known as the Smart or Concept Web, is expected to be able to understand the meaning of users and get them to the desired results in the shortest possible time.
The benefits of the third generation web
Considering that it is still too early to talk definitively about the advantages and disadvantages of Web 3, but some of its salient features are:
No need for a central controlling body
By removing the controlling bodies, it will not be possible to control or censor user information.
Protecting user information
As user information is encrypted, it will not be possible for marketers and advertisers to use it. In fact, users will be in complete control of the information and will be able to share it at their own discretion.
Run applications on all devices
Many applications do not currently run on all operating systems; The third generation of the web, on the other hand, will allow applications to run on a variety of hardware, regardless of device type and at no extra cost.
Meet users’ needs as quickly as possible
By connecting more products to the Internet, large amounts of data are collected. This data is provided to algorithms for analysis, to provide more accurate information to meet the needs of users.
Reduce hacking and theft of user information
Because information is decentralized and not stored in one place, hackers have to disable the entire network to hack and steal information, which is practically impossible.