You might have heard that “Facebook” the parent company of Facebook (don’t get confused) is now changed to “Meta“ just because now Facebook is focusing on the “Metaverse“. According to critics, the future of internet users is in Metaverse. These days another term is going very famous, i.e. Web 3.0. Many people are getting confused between these two terms. So in this article, we’ll try to understand the relations between these two terms, i.e. “The secrets of Metaverse and Web 3.0“.
What is the Metaverse?
Metaverse, a conjunction of two words: meta (beyond) & verse (universe). Thus it indicates Beyond the universe. The word was first appeared in the 1990’s sci-fi novel Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson.
Now, what does it really mean?
In simple terms, Metaverse is a place where we live digitally. It is going to be a platform in the future in the way that the Internet is a platform moment. Just as the Internet delivers services moment, the metaverse will deliver services hereafter — in 3D. This will be a collection of new technologies that include virtual reality, stoked reality, Blockchain and cryptocurrency — knitted together by billions of lines of the law. Mark Zuckerberg has something big in his mind with Metaverse, that’s why he changed his company name to Meta, which will deal with futuristic things like Augmented Reality(AR) & Virtual Reality(VR). Microsoft, Disney and a few other companies also working on similar types of ideas.
With this term “Metaverse“, another term is now going very popular. Yes, I’m talking about “Web 3.0“, which is also has a relation with the former one.
The first generation of the Internet is Web1.0. It’s the Internet from the days of AOL ( AOL Inc, previously known as America Online, is a web portal and an online service provider headquartered in New York, United States.) and CompuServe, characterised by desktop PCs, telephone-up modems, Windows 95, long runners of textbooks, and bulletin boards.
Whereas Web 2.0 is the moment’s Internet. It’s the Internet of Facebook, Netflix and Reddit, characterised by laptop PCs, wi-fi, 4G, multimedia and stoner-generated content ( suppose YouTube).
Web3.0 is the way to go to the metaverse. Its structure is being erected right now with the rollout of 5G and fibre optical broadband to your door. A lot has still to be done. Moment’s VR tackle isn’t good enough. It’s too slow, too uncomfortable and too precious. That problem is fairly easy to break. The computing assiduity has a long history of making effects briskly, better and cheaper. A more delicate problem is software. Not just the billions of lines of law demanded to produce the metaverse but also the norms and protocols that will be needed to ensure that the metaverse “ fits together” — including a way of storing digital means ( using Blockchain) and swapping value ( using cryptocurrency).
Will the metaverse “transcend and transform the universe”? No. But it will change the world.
Relation between Web 3.0 and Metaverse:
Both terms are now in a hipe and 90% of people who don’t know completely about these two terms are confused between their meaning and purpose. So, now it’s time to discuss the relations between Web 3 and Metaverse. So now, we’re going to see the common grounds and the differences between them.
The main common thing between both of these ideas ( idea, because they still aren’t implemented in human life completely) is they both are imagined in the same concept, i.e. decentralised ecosystem.
When I was young and just introduced to the internet, there were thousands of questions roaming around in my mind, like what is the internet, how this works and many more. But as I grow up, I came to know a lot of things about the internet and other stuff. One thing I always thought that what if I can take complete control over my security in this big world of the internet, means what if I can take control over my data.
The decentralised web (which is also known as semantic web) is the exact same thing that I was talking about right now. Both are based on this idea.
So, when both these are combined, then it can create a decentralised and free world. A virtual world more generally. A virtual world where every user will experience free and boundless content. Where every user will be the owner with the help of the decentralised ecosystem.
Now, let’s see the differences between them.
The main thing that makes the difference between Web 3.0 and Metaverse is the access point. Where Web 3.0 is mainly accessed via a web browser, the metaverse will be only accessible through physical devices such as game consoles, VR glasses etc. So basically, we can think like these-
Web 3.0 is an innovation that puts “value” in our life. Where metaverse is a “space” that connects people in the digital platform.