Web Wide Web

Krzysztof Stręk

Backend developer

5 min read
The Internet as we know has changed since it has started. It has totally changed. Who of us don’t remember two dominating web browsers in the 90’s such as Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. Web pages were mainly static and only readable. Pages were evaluated so they started to store lots of data from internauts and started to process them. This process was very important because it helped to get information as a user exactly wanted. Also it helped to build huge data for AI, so it allowed us to create high AI tools such as GPTChat which is a part of Web 3.0 in some way. In this article I will try to explain some differences between all Web concepts and how they evaluated through the last 30 years.

Web 1.0

From some sources it all began in 1989 as a knowledge source and served as strict information source for scientists. After that first protocols such as HTTP were created in 1991 by Tim Berners. It is a standard for nowadays, it has developed to version 2 and is known as HTTP/2.

Sites in the early 90’s were static pages and had no server side code such as PHP. It started to change and with the PHP development it helped to put some users' data to the Internet. Site development progress helped to put some digital marketing into websites and ads started to show on websites. Web development has an impact on infrastructure, modem connections were exchanged into permanent connections and optical solutions came to digital life.

Web 2.0

Web 1.0 quickly developed into its new form called Web 2.0. What has changed ? A lot. Users become creators, and people who have influence on the Internet. They are blogging, they become Youtubers, Wikipedia has developed and the source of information growed in a huge scale. From the technological point of view, html5 appeared, JavaScript evaluated into news standards such as ECMAScript. These technology improvements has started Web 2.0 for good. What is also important AJAX helped to decrease page time load, and dynamic content was loaded from JavaScript. It’s also important to mention that Web 2.0 is more social, that its previous version 1.0. Facebook launched in 2004, millions of connections between people created, big database of users started to exist. To sum up this web version, it was crucial

In any point, without it Internet would be just poor, and more useless.

Web 3.0

Decentralized Internet in simple words is an internet that won’t lose connectivity, when some node is disabled. This net structure is secure for every of us, you don’t have to worry about Internet permanent access.  

Web 3.0 is more users than corporations - this is a new approach that helps to keep it for everyone

Virtual money.

It has started to work in web2.0, but was probably invented a long time ago. Virtual money is a basic way of global payments, nowadays, everyone can use them and they are quite secure ways of paying. What is the future of money? When You ask Google for that, most of the results point to Bitcoin. What is cryptocurrency ? It works simple and fast. Thanks to blockchain technology, transactions are stored over the internet, they are everywhere encrypted. You can pay virtual bitcoins such as virtual money, to someone else at the end of the world with no bank usage between. New money is probably the future and will come from the fundamentals of web4.0 or later in more developed form. They do exist in web 3.0 but its future is unknown.


To sum up, a big development step has come with Web 3.0 and its previous versions. What is curious is what else can be imagined in next versions. AI will be developed in the next web 4.0 design, without any doubts - it is the future of internet and information technology. What is more about Web 4.0 is an ability to talk with the chatbot as a normal human with positive emotions, smile and meritoric information feedback - that would be an ideal solution for AI on the internet for the future.

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