Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the phrase WWW, believes that the Internet will continue to grow, and a “Web 3.0” will not be delayed to appear.
The internet veteran believes that in the next stage the Internet will be transformed into a “semantic Web“, a place where computers will be able to select information according to the settings indicated by users and the search engines will be so developed (artificial intelligence) that they will give us exactly the desired result.
Web 3.0 is the individual Web, in which the platforms understand the world we live in, guess our desires, even before we express them, to give us everything that interests us and to solve all our problems without us doing nothing.
Simple: they follow all our actions online and build a predictable action profile.
Web 3.0 on Facebook
Here is the first example of Web 3.0, in the information field: if you like the page of a news site, where news from the sports, economic, cultural, political, social, celebrity, news fields are published, Facebook will only give you news from the domains it believes interest you, as a result of the information profile created based on your activity:
If you like and share some information from the celebrity gossip domain, Facebook will only give you news from the celebrity gossip domain on the page you liked, because that will be the platform that interests you.
It will not deliver the news to you in the Social, Political, Sports fields on the respective page, although you may also be interested in the respective fields. But Facebook will judge your information preferences, depending on your actions on the network: you have given likes and shares to articles from the celebrity gossip domain, it means that you like it.
The same thing happens with your personal account, in relation to the messages of your friends: if you do not interact with their posts, Facebook will understand that you are no longer interested and will not display them in your account. If you want to find out what your friends are posting, you have to give them a like from time to time or comment. Otherwise, their posts will no longer appear on your wall.
Web 3.0, also called the Semantic Web, is the individual web, in which the platforms will try to guess and satisfy our desires, before we express them, based on a profile built by our online actions.
They will act as a personal assistant and will make us proposals, either for content (news, etc.) or for leisure (holidays), places to have lunch, etc. and all this based on our online actions, which we will make them predictable. The platform, be it Facebook, Google, etc., will follow you all the time and then make proposals that will meet your expectations.
In Web 3.0, all this information will be personalized, especially for you. Web 4.0 is still an undiscovered idea, in progress and there is no definition of it like Web 4.0. It is also known as the symbiotic web. The dream behind the symbiotic web is the interaction between people and cars in symbiosis.
It might be possible to build stronger interfaces, such as interfaces to control the mind using web 4.0.
Web 3.0 is the next step, but I don’t want to think about Web 4.0 anymore, because we’re already thinking of Matrix and two other movies.