The founder of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has shared his vision of its future, which he hopes will be better than current Web3 speculation.
It was initially created as a file Online collaborationthe communication and data-sharing platform tool for scientists, the first website for researchers was created at CERN, setting standards that are still used today, such as URLs, HTTP, and HTML.
The Internet hit the public as it entered the Web2 stage, paving the way for applications and mobile platforms. Also saw an entry Zipper that support many computing activities today.
Web3 and Solid
Berners-Lee is now working on a new data sharing standard, called Solid, which is set to gain support for Identity management tools Such as universal single sign-on (SSO), global access control, and universal people-centered APIs.
Solid (Opens in a new tab) It is set to challenge the notion that web revenue should come primarily from advertising, rather than focusing on privacy. The idea is that users can share their data in interoperable decentralized data stores called “Pods”.
To market the project, Berners-Lee works for a company called Inrupt, which consists of investors, entrepreneurs, developers, and academics. The says the company (Opens in a new tab) for which it is intended[put] individuals who control their own data, [give] enterprises new opportunities to create value for customers, and [allow] Developers to thrive in an open market for innovation.”
according to VentureBeat (Opens in a new tab)Berners-Lee Solid already uses it to store its private data, including bank statements, documents, photos, music, Internet of Things data, and exercise data. In this case, it is said to be accessing its data through a file mac mini.
He believes the significance of this new era could be greater than that of its first iteration, as he sees huge security benefits for personal clients as well as government and healthcare agencies.