What on earth is Musk's "stunned and stunned" web3?

Time:2021-12-23 Source: 1236 views Trending Copy share

Elon Musk has not only made outstanding achievements in the fields of electric vehicles and aerospace, but also is very concerned about cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Recently, Musk seems to be particularly "satisfied" with Web3.

On the 21st, Musk wrote on Twitter: "Has anyone watched Web3? I didn't find it."

Just the day before, Musk just posted his thoughts on Web3 on Twitter.

He said: "I don't think Web3 is real. Now it seems to be more of a marketing buzzword than reality. I just want to know what it will look like in the next 10, 20, or 30 years."

Earlier, Musk had compared Web3 to "BS (Mad Cow Disease)".

So, does Musk really have such a "disgusting" Web3? Does he really deny Web3 completely? Maybe not so.
Is Musk "blatantly derogatory and secretly praised"?

Take Musk's tweet on the 20th as an example. This tweet is actually a reply to a video he shared. The video content is an Internet concept proposed by American talk show host Letterman in 1995.

At that time, the Internet was still in its infancy. Letterman quipped Gates: "Maybe you don't know what the Internet is." Gates replied: "Yes."

Of course, now that the Internet has become a part of people's daily lives, Gates' vision has been realized.

This shows that it is almost inevitable that technology will be questioned and ridiculed in the early stages of development, even for cutting-edge technologies that have a significant impact on human economy and life.

The video author used this to compare the criticisms received on the Internet in the early days with the criticisms currently received on Web3.

There is also Musk’s tweet: “At this stage, Web3 is just a marketing term, but we really want to know what the world will look like 10, 20, 30 years from now.” In fact, it is for Sent this video. .

In the comment area of the video, Musk also replied to one person. The person commented, "The best way to predict the future is to start building it." Musk replied: "Yes."

What does this show?

Although Musk has repeatedly "criticized" Web3 on Twitter, he may not intend to completely deny this concept. Instead, he used "criticism" to express his warning about the current problems of Web3.
What is "Web3"?

What exactly is Web3 that Musk repeatedly mentioned?

Web3 is a concept that has received much attention in the blockchain field recently.

At the moment when the meta universe is rapidly erupting, some people begin to associate Web3 with the meta universe, but in fact this concept already exists.

Web3 is also known as Web3.0. It is generally believed that this concept was proposed by Ethereum co-founder Gavin Wood (Gavin Wood) for the purpose of evenly distributing online power and gaining control from large technology platforms.

Web3 exists on the blockchain and contains data that is open to the public.

Currently, Web3 does not have an authoritative, recognized, and accurate definition. We can think of it as a collection of a series of content:

Payment and funding are the digital native Internet, the Internet in which "decentralized" applications compete with centralized applications, and the Internet in which users can have more control over their identities and data.

The industry has reached a consensus on Web3, that is, "the next generation of the Internet, personal data confirmation, decentralization, credible data, open standards, security and stability".

Relevant data shows that in the past year, people in many countries/regions have greatly increased their interest in Web3, and online searches have continued to rise sharply.
What is the difference between Web3 and Web2?

Since it is called web3, what is the difference between it and Web2?

First, let's look at Web 1.

Web 1 was born in the early days of the growth of Internet giants. The three major search engines of Google, Baidu, and Sohu and the four major portals of Tencent, Sohu, Netease, and Sina are the main representative achievements of this stage.

Compared with Web1, the main feature of Web2 is the continuous increase in the breadth and depth of users' participation in the Internet.

Therefore, social media and self-media in the Web2 stage are booming, users interact with Internet information more and more frequently, and the application ecosystem is booming.

Compared with Web2 and Web3, the difference is reflected in three aspects:

One is the different foundation

Web2 is a real-time network characterized by sharing. People create and own their own data on the Internet, and can use this data on different websites.

Web3 is characterized by networking and personalization, and there will be more applications integrated with artificial intelligence. It is completely web based. The user can realize the functions that could only be realized in the complicated system program in the past through the browser.

The second is different functions

Web2 allows users to transfer data inside and outside the website system, and can also create, operate and use their own relevant data within the website system. These functions are all realized through the browser.

web3 creates a smarter Internet by deconstructing and splitting data and information, and achieves more refined interaction.

The third is to experience different

Web2 focuses on the idea of "decentralization" and the theory of six degrees of separation.

Web3 pays more attention to the establishment of a mutual-centric conversion mechanism between individuals and institutions.

In other words, a person can be transformed into an organization to a certain extent, and an organization can also be transformed into an individual under certain conditions, thereby shortening the distance between users.

Just like the upgrade of Web1 to Web2, Web3 has actually gradually come to us.

Whether it is the rapid popularization of smart homes and smart buildings in the field of Internet of Things, or more and more precise smart algorithm recommendations, they are actually the salient features of the Web3 stage, but these subtle changes are not associated with Web3.

Although the characteristics of Web3 are diverse and the definition is not yet clear, in general, we can basically think that Web3 is a specific product of the current stage of technological development.

Its meaning is to achieve performance upgrades by reducing complexity and improving convenience, and to achieve the needs of users for a better quality of life with more warm, more developed, and more interoperable features.

Therefore, compared to the meta-universe concept that capital hyped, Web3, which is closer to reality and has a specific form of expression, may be more worthy of our attention.

With the accelerated advancement of global intelligence and digital transformation, the blockchain technology ecology and standard system are becoming more mature, and Web3 is also expected to show even stronger vitality.

Of course, we must remind that, just like the explosion of the meta universe, any new concept will naturally become the focus of market hype after it has been widely concerned and capitalized.

Once Web3 has followed the meta-universe to become popular, it is likely to fall into the same controversy, and even be regarded as the main object of criticism.

Musk’s remarks actually imply that Web3 has hope to become a reality, but it should not be used by capital.

What will Web3 bring, and where will it go? We will wait and see.

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