The evolution of the Web began in 2001 with the Semantic Web. The evolution has moved through two stages so far. Web 1.0 was basically a set of static pages. The Web we know today is often described as Web 2.0. It is a tool that consumers and businesses use every day. This interesting information came to us from IT Pro in their article, “What Web 3.0 means for data collection and security.”

Is Web 3.0 next and what does it look like? Web 3.0 moves away from the centralized data archives we have today to a more open and decentralized use of data that embraces emerging ideas, such as blockchain.

Computer scientists and industry experts believe that this new paradigm in web interaction will enhance people’s online lives, making it easier and more intuitive as smarter applications give users exactly what they seek. The biggest change will involve search as it will utilize artificial intelligence (AI), which understands context rather than simply comparing keywords, as is currently the case.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.