jacobvandy wrote on Aug 11, 2022, 17:43:
Steele Johnson wrote on Aug 11, 2022, 16:54:
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 11, 2022, 15:56:
Web3 is already a decade-old thing, whether anyone cares or wants it right now or not... All that remains is to see if/when it takes over the world like Web2 has. Anyone who has a problem with Web2 (Facebook, Google, et al ruling the internet) should, in theory, wholly support the concept of Web3, but change is scary when you don't understand what's happening or why.
Web3 as a "buzz word" is decades old. The definition and technology does not exist
Consider the transition from Web1 to Web2, there's not necessarily a clear delineation you can point to and say "this is the day everything changed." Things evolve over time and the old ways don't just spontaneously disappear. Web3 does not require everything we know and use now to go away to make room for it, but of course some of the tech is already here, and yeah some is accessible with a browser... What is this definition you have in your mind? If the answer is very specific then it's probably off the mark.
I agree with you. There is no definition. That was my point! But yes, there is a "concept": web1 = read-only, web2 = read/write, web3 = decentralized. That's about it. It could happen in year, it could happen in 10 years, it could never happen at all. If you say it will definitely happen, then you must know more about the "definition" and the technology than the rest of us do. 🤣
By the way, decentralized services have been around for a long time. Napster, Limewire (there's even a Limewire NFT), Torrents, IPTV, technologies like that have been around for decades. The only issue with those technologies is that they weren't secure enough to use for commercial services like banking, etc, and they weren't very reliable (hence the idea of Blockchain). Decentralized P2P has been around forever.