What is Web3.0?
Wait, the Metaverse and NFTs haven’t figured out yet, Web3.0 and DAO are coming again? !
That’s right, it is the hottest track in 2022, with countless institutions and entrepreneurs pouring into it.
If you describe Web 3.0 in one sentence, it can be said to be the Internet of Value.
Recently, Wu Hequan, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and director of the Advisory Committee of the Internet Society of China, talked about his understanding of hot topics such as Web 3.0 and the Metaverse in a speech. He said that Web 3.0 is just an evolutionary version of Web 2.0, and it cannot take on the heavy responsibility of the next-generation Internet. The Metaverse is still a niche market, and the prospects are not yet clear enough to represent the next generation of the Internet.
Another academician of the Academy of Engineering, Tan Jianrong, delivered a keynote speech on “Metaverse: From Concept to Industry Key Technologies and Discovery Trends” at the just-concluded World 5G Conference Prospects Forum. He said that the Metaverse will promote the entry into the third generation of the Internet, from the PC Internet to the mobile Internet, to the Metaverse Internet, and the Metaverse will push the Internet into the Web3.0 era.
The big names in the industry have serious disagreements about the future development of Web 3.0, let alone us ordinary people. However, this also confirms the fact that Web 3.0 is too cutting-edge, and the future it represents is so subverting our previous cognition that we may not be able to accept it at all.
The Internet began to take shape in the late 1950s, and it took almost 12 years. It was not until 1969 that the first node of the University of California, Los Angeles and the second node of the Stanford Research Institute were connected, and the Internet was officially born. It took another 12 years before a network capable of providing internet services (mainly e-mail services) to scientists was slowly established.
In 1982, the definition of the Internet was first proposed – the Internet is a set of networks connected by using the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP). Subsequently, different countries began to access the Internet one after another, and a wave of access was set off among colleges and universities.
After nearly ten years of development, the Internet began to attract the attention of the business community and the news media. In 1993, telephone dial-up Internet access began to appear, and various Internet-based applications began to emerge one after another. It was not until 1994, the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Internet, that it was truly related to the lives of ordinary people.
The blockchain technology represented by Bitcoin has only been developed for 13 years this year. Although the time of technological iteration is very fast, there is often a sense of a thousand miles in a day, but it is conceivable that, based on the current development of human technology, there is still a long way to go for Web 3.0 to truly come into our lives. Walk.
Some people may say that Web2.0 is very good, why enter Web3.0? Today, let’s try to explain in the most common language, what is Web3.0, why we need it, and the most core technology to realize it – blockchain.
Why do you need Web3.0?
To explain what Web3.0 is, we first need to start with Web1.0.
Web 1.0 appeared in the 1990s. At that time, the Internet was just beginning to become popular, and due to the limitations of technology and hardware development, users could only receive information through websites. If you are an early Internet surfer, you must still remember the popular portal websites such as Sohu, NetEase, and Sina. All you can do is search and browse, and interactions like comments and likes simply do not exist in the web 1.0 world. .
The era of Web 2.0 is the era we live in now. In the era of Web 2.0, the disseminator of information has changed from a relatively single merchant to everyone. The dissemination channel of information has also changed from the original browser webpage to various platforms. These platforms both publish information and have a large number of user-generated content. The representation of information is not only the traditional graphic information on web pages, but also richer audio and video. The relationship between users and the Internet is no longer limited to simple passive reading, but has become two-way. On the one hand, users can create their own content and get certain benefits by publishing the content on the Internet; on the other hand, the platform relies on the content created by users to attract a more diverse and huge user base.
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It is easier to understand the operating mode of Web 2.0 when you think about the popular short video platforms. Not only can you receive information and express your own opinions, but you can also earn money by publishing your own content, and the platform will push you relevant content accurately and personalized according to your usage habits.
Then, here comes the problem. A large amount of communication information and commercial activities are gradually concentrated on closed platforms owned by a few technology giants. The platform relies on the creation of users to earn most of the revenue (a small amount is distributed to content creators), and the platform has almost arbitrary disposal. rights, including but not limited to restricting your traffic, deleting your videos, and even deleting your account. All in all, Web 2.0 is characterized by a high degree of centralization. Users create content, and platforms own that content. You can also control how these contents are displayed to other users. After gaining profits, the platform will redistribute the benefits, and change the rules as you want. As an ordinary user, there is absolutely no room for bargaining. So, do you think the rules of the game should be changed?
Specifically, in the era of Web1.0 and Web2.0, although users can use services for free, and they will receive coupons and red envelopes in the early days of traffic flow, but user data will be occupied or even monopolized by Internet platforms, and users will act as Important participants and contributors to the ecosystem cannot benefit from it. Up to now, Web 2.0 has presented problems such as excess communication ends, overloaded channels, lack of user attention, and inability to meet the value needs of use.