Web 3.0 & The Metaverse

Web 3.0 is the new paradigm within the internet that we started to experience recently and will possibly continue to experience in the upcoming years. Metaverses are a new digital world, where one can meet new people, experience new adventures, visit online stores, play games, and do many other things.


What is the history of Web 1.0 and Web 2.0?

Tim Berners-Lee wanted to develop a system that could be shared across the networks which would allow individuals to perform file transfer over these machines. With this goal in mind, he created a world wide web in December 1990. Here you can still browse the world wide web site. The first version of the web allowed users to view and read the information that was available on the limited websites.


Although the internet was revolutionary at the time, users required more from this new technology. Not only view and read, but also editing and interacting with others were the necessary next steps. Hence, as result of it, new websites were created, which allowed users to write comments, share their content, and interact with others. This was a new world, where everyone, who had access to the internet, could get the benefit of this new technology. We saw the arrival of platforms, such as YouTube, Facebook, and many other social platforms and blogs, that could be easily created with the help of WordPress.


What is Web 3.0?

On top of read and write attributes, web 3.0 promises to its users also ownership of the data. We all can agree that our footprint as data on the internet is tracked heavily and stored usually without our consent. However, the ultimate owner must always be the user, not the centralized entity that has ownership over the data of its users. Usually, this data is stored on centralized servers, which can be leaked and can lead to massive loss of privacy of its users. We still remember the Cambridge Analytica scandal. It was a British political consulting firm that came to prominence through the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal. It was started in 2013 as a subsidiary of the private intelligence company and self-described "global election management agency". The company had acquired and used personal data about Facebook users from an external researcher who had told Facebook he was collecting it for academic purposes.


How Metaverse fits to Web 3.0?

Metaverses, being the center of socialization in web 3.0, offer their users the complete freedom to navigate through platforms, and experience the new digital world. The login will not be required always, since one can connect the wallet to metaverse platforms. By connecting the wallet, one can make the purchases via a wallet and have the things delivered in a physical world. The buying experience will not be 2D via conventional websites, but by 3D experience in the metaverse. Also by going to the digital stores, you will be able to interact with sellers and other buyers who are in the same metaverse with you. 

Additionally, users will be able to play online games with others in 3D experience and socialize with others. At this point, we can say that offerings to the users will be unlimited.