A look into the past: The history of the development of WEB technology
Since the World Wide Web started working, millions of developers have been working to make the Internet better.
In WEB 1.0 (World Wide Web), users have the opportunity to make online purchases and create their own websites. Soon WEB 2.0 appeared, which gave much more interesting services, for example, the familiar YouTube video hosting.
The Internet was created by Tim Berners -Lee in the early 90s of the last century. Then the first Netscape and Internet Explorer browsers were launched. At first, users only had access to static web pages that were stored on servers.
Users were limited to reading news articles, working with emails and searching for information. Only after the creation of online banking, interactive functions began to gradually expand. At the beginning of the 21st century, WEB 2.0 was developed and introduced, if in the first version WEB pages were static, then with the advent of the second version they became interactive.
Many companies have focused on creating and launching their applications in order to attract the maximum number of people to their platforms. Thanks to this approach, corporations began to collect data about users, which facilitated their further monetization.
The inclusion of user-generated content made it possible to upload videos to YouTube or chat with friends on social networks.
Evolution of WEB 3.0 and WEB 4.0
Just recently, WEB 3.0 came on the scene and it seemed like it was time to get used to the new technology and gradually develop it, but most people have not heard about it yet. What can we say about some kind of WEB 4.0 prototype, which already exists in the metaverses. Recently, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey announced his new project WEB 5.0, which is supposed to revolutionize the Internet.
Creating WEB 5.0
The idea of WEB 5.0 is that applications can independently interact with each other and work without the participation of users. This is achieved using AI machine learning in virtual and augmented reality. In such a virtual world, it will be more difficult for corporations to manage users' personal data, because they will be controlled only by the users themselves.
In fact, corporations will no longer be needed, because WEB 5.0 will exclude intermediaries, since with the help of blockchain developers will be able to create their own decentralized web applications with credentials and decentralized nodes. This is the goal: to give users full control and ownership over their identity on the network.
The second goal is to create an emotional interaction between people and computers. WEB 5.0 is a kind of symbiosis between WEB 2.0 and WEB 3.0, a new Internet that is not only intellectual, but also emotional. This means that applications will be able to communicate with their users in the same way that people communicate with each other.
Imagine you put on headphones, connect to the Internet and go to the site, get acquainted with the content. The algorithm begins to interact with emotions, changing the content depending on your reaction, which it reads from facial expressions.
The identity of the creator of WEB 5.0
Jack Dorsey is a programmer who is known as one of the founders of the Twitter service. For many years, Dorsey has been at the forefront of networking technologies, so he has a complete understanding of how to make the Internet better.
The main problem of WEB 3.0, according to Dorsey, is ownership. Users do not actually own personal information, the ownership of the network identity belongs to Big Tech companies, since WEB 3.0 is still a centralized platform.
For this reason, Dorsey started working on the creation of WEB 5.0. This version of the Internet should work on the basis of blockchain. The developer supports cryptocurrencies, according to his beliefs, Bitcoin is the most secure network in the world.
Virtual User Assistant
Relying solely on blockchain, WEB 5.0 will not need the protocols and centralized networks on which WEB 3.0 is currently based. The goal of the project is to create a fully decentralized application that will filter our social communications, financial interactions and help users store their personal data.
To better understand what WEB 5.0 is, look at virtual assistants, which are already able to predict users' desires and answer a variety of questions qualitatively. WEB 5.0 is essentially the same virtual assistant as Alice or Siri, but with maximum capabilities.
This version of the Internet will be able to interpret various pieces of information at much more complex levels of the machine. Both emotions and logic will be used. AI will allow programs to communicate with each other in ways similar to human interaction, which, by the way, is not WEB 3.0.
Theoretically, WEB 5.0 should provide each user with a completely new product that will have a lot of cool features. Now developers distinguish two main ones: the ability to control and own their data, because in the modern Internet, a person's identity and data belong to Big Techs.
WEB 5.0 provides for self-control. Suppose a user has a digital wallet that is able to securely manage authorization and identification data for any external applications. The user can use this wallet to log in to social networks. Since the wallet is linked to his identity, he does not need to create new profiles every time. All messages of friends or photos created with the help of one application will be stored by the user. A person can change the application whenever he wants, and in this case his virtual identity will leave with him.
Another example of using WEB 5.0 is related to owning your own data. For example, a user likes to listen to music, but he does not like that all the data about his musical preferences is stored by a music service. He is forced to search and store the same songs, create playlists in each new service.
WEB 5.0 allows you to store all your data on a decentralized web site that does not belong to any particular company. He will be able to provide the music service with access to the user's preferences and settings. In this way, his personalized musical taste can be added to every platform he accesses.
Despite the fact that WEB 5.0 is still raw, it has an obvious advantage - e-commerce, which will be accessible via the emotional Internet. There will be even more earning opportunities and creative professions on the market. And all this is thanks to a new decentralized platform that will work on the basis of the blockchain. Users will be able to keep their data and identity secret, fully owning them.
WEB 5.0 has its drawbacks - the platform is still under development and the end result is unknown. Many of the advantages of the platform may never be seen by users if they are not accepted by the market.
The main similarity between WEB 3.0 and WEB 5.0 is that both platforms run on the blockchain and people can interact with each other without needing intermediaries. Ad search can be adapted to the needs of individual users through the use of machine learning and AI.
What is the difference between the 3rd and 5th versions of the Internet? WEB 5.0 allows computers to respond to emotional electrical signals arising in the human brain, in WEB 3.0 this is not possible.
WEB 5.0 should become a decentralized platform, without the participation of intermediaries. It will allow users to seamlessly switch from one application to another using a single digital wallet.
WEB 5.0 should be considered as an improved 3-version of the WEB. To many, these additions may not seem as significant as, for example, during the transition from WEB 1.0 to WEB 2.0, but even then people did not quite understand what was happening.
WEB 5.0 technology is still raw and many questions remain unanswered. It will take a long time before the majority of users understand the importance of owning and controlling their personal data. People will have to evaluate the security of a digital wallet that will not be owned by the state or private companies.
Web 5.0 is the future of the Internet, which we will see in the next decade. All these processes take place not only within the global network, but also at the level of each individual user. This means that in the future the Internet will become even more accessible and interesting, but no one knows how all this will be implemented, probably even the developers themselves.