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WWW (The World Wide Web)
“www” stands for the World Wide Web which is a part of the internet. It links and connects documents and websites together which can be searched on web browsers like Google Chrome or Internet Explorer through a search engine like Google or Bing. World wide web was first developed in 1989-1990 by a scientist named Tim Berners-Lee and people were able to see the first web page on internet by the end of 1990.

The Evolution of the World Wide Web

If now you want to Hire Web Developer to build your first website then first understand the whole evolution of world wide web to make better decision. From the date of launch of world wide web, we can see lot of technical and infrastructural evolution. The amount of internet users have increased a lot on daily basis hence the web and the internet were redesigned and changed to accommodate the different users and different devices through all of these past years since 1990 till 2018. We have already seen the web 1.0 to web 3.0 and web 4.0 and web 5.0 will be in future.

Web 1.0 (1990-2000) - Read Only Web
Web 1.0 was the first stage of the World Wide Web and it was mainly read-only and static. It means that users could read the websites and its contents but could not add or interact with the most of the websites. This generation of web was also known as the information web and was present between the year 1990’s and the year 2000 mainly. Web 1.0 was mainly used by companies and personal websites to show their information. In the year 2000, there was a transition from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 which was also known as “read and write web”.

Web 2.0 (2000-2010) - Read and Write Web
Web 2.0 was the second stage of the World Wide Web. This stage or generation was also known as the “The Social web” as now the users were not only able to read the websites but they could also interact and connect with other users.  Most of the social media like Blogs, Facebook, YouTube etc were emerged in Web 2.0 and now the companies have started realizing the benefits of community interaction with business websites. Now most of the people also started to collaborate on ideas, could share information and could generate or create information which was available to the whole world. Web 2.0 was present from the year 2000 till 2010 and after that there was a transition and evolution from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0.

Web 3.0 (2010-2020) - The Semantic Web
Web 3.0 was first described in 2006 as a generation of web which defines organized or structured data to simplify automation, integration and discovery across multiple applications. This implies that Web 3.0 is not only a read and write web but also a web which focuses on the individual users and machines.
Web 3.0 is also known as “The Semantic Web” because it tries to represent knowledge in a way which allows computers to automatically reach to conclusions and decisions using some reasoning or data. While Web 2.0 mainly focused on people, Web 3.0 is an extension which focuses on the intelligent connection between people and machines. For example, computer can understand the Google search history of a user and then gives a personalized advertisement and suggestions. This kind of web we can see now everywhere on Google, Gmail, Facebook or else. This third generation of Web will be till 2020 and after that it will evolve into Web 4.0 and then Web 5.0. The web technology is changing and evolving so fast that’s why you should Update your Website if you really want to remain in the competition in market.

Growth of IoT or Internet of Things
In web 2.0, the focus was on connection and interaction between people but Web 3.0 focus is mainly on connecting people with devices using internet, that’s why we call it “Internet of Things”.
IoT means the interconnection between all of the devices and the internet so that they can send and receive data. It is considered as one of the most important development in the field of internet and will finally lead from Web 3.0 to Web 4.0. Now we can see several mobile apps based on IoT which connect many home or offices devices which interact with each other through internet.

Web 4.0, Web 5.0 and Artificial Intelligence (2020-2030 and beyond)
Artificial Intelligence is the technology which makes the computer capable enough to communicate, think, reason, respond and behave just like a human being. This is what will be seen in Web 4.0 and Web 5.0. Web 4.0 or the intelligent web will remain between the years 2020 and 2030 and it can reach upto the level of human intelligence and human brain. Computers will turn into personal assistants using virtual realities, all house appliances will be connected to the internet using IoT with chip implants in human brains, it looks like highly intelligent interactions will take place between machines and humans.

Highly intelligent Web 5.0 or “the telepathic web” will come after the year 2030 and in this highly advanced and complex web generation, things such as brain implants will be highly popular. These Brain implants will give people the power and ability to communicate with the internet through thoughts. For example the human will think of a question and the web page will open. All kinds of payments will be made by using a microchip in the brain or on the hand and all of the devices will be connected to the internet and will be controlled by the humans either through mobile apps or through their thoughts.
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Such articles are very inspiring. Madison
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