Web3 notes

Interesting talk on Web3 by the founder of the IPFS project:

Some notes:

  • properties we give the technology we are building will have drastic implications – not just for ourselves, but a lot of people in the future
  • web 1.0: read
    • linking content
  • web 2.0: read/write
    • linking programs to content
    • advertising model – pressure to keep people engaged
    • data lock-in
  • web 3.0: read/write/trust
  • linking content directly to each other, bypassing organizations, removing intermediaries, and gaining verifiability
  • turning centralized apps into decentralized protocols
  • taking what bitcoin did to money and doing this will all kinds of services and applications
  • verifiability – key property – making things able to be checked to be true

I can appreciate the efficiencies that this may bring where we can more easily verify some bit of data. However, I’m not sure what to think of the big picture. There is certainly a lack of trust in our world that these people are trying to solve, but will it work to replace human trust (which is rapidly being lost) with technology?

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Another web3 article:

A discussion started by someone at Google:

It seems large, centralized (in the sense all our data goes through them) tech giants like Google are one of the targets of web3.

here is list of article/essays on metverse which is counting on web3

they are pretty well researched.