the French are the last of the class!

Web 1.0, Web 2.0then recently Web 3.0… Having trouble keeping up? The next generation of the Internet and the web protocol will be the next stage of growth for web businesses. Web 3.0, this improved version of Web 2.0, is characterized by the creation of a virtual world on the Internet with the metaverse in particular. With the metaverse, it completely revolutionizes our way of thinking, of informing ourselves, of consuming. But what do the French really think?

Web 3.0, the next phase of the evolution of the Web

If Web 2.0 refers to a paradigm shift in the way the Internet is used, Web 3.0 represents the next stage in the evolution of the Web. Specifically, Web 2.0 refers to websites and applications that use user-generated content for users. endings. Conversely, Web 3.0 is more focused on using technologies (machine learning, AI) to deliver relevant content to each user rather than content provided by other end users.

For the moment there is still no standardized definition of Web 3.0, but it already offers key features:

  • Decentralization : the information could be stored in several places at the same time and therefore be decentralized;
  • Without trust and without permission : the network will allow participants to interact directly without going through a trusted intermediary. Furthermore, anyone can participate without the permission of a governing body;
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI): thanks to technologies based on the concepts of the semantic web and natural language processing, computers will be able to understand information in the same way as humans,
  • automatic learning : uses data and algorithms to mimic the way humans learn, gradually improving their accuracy.
  • Connectivity and ubiquity : information and contents are accessible with an increasing number of devices connected to the web every day.

The goal of Web 3.0 is therefore to create smarter, more connected and open websites.

The metaverse is how the internet or virtual worlds will merge and integrate into our lives. It is the combination of:

  • virtual reality;
  • Augmented reality;
  • mixed reality;
  • Games ;
  • cryptocurrency;
  • Social networks and much more.

This is a new way to use the Internet by transforming it from 2D to 3D. Current web content on 2D screens of computers or mobile phones will no longer be navigated by clicking and browsing different pages and tabs. It will be transformed into three-dimensional objects.

Sortlist conducted a study on the metaverse and the results among the French are somewhat behind schedule.

Of the 1,000 people interviewed:

  • 19% of respondents see the virtual world as a way to escape from the real world;
  • 34% of respondents believe the metaverse is the new name for Facebook;
  • More than 50% say they don’t trust a world
  • 67% of Europeans understand what the metaverse is, compared to only 55% in France;
  • 50% of French people fear investing in NFTs.

This study also made it possible to understand that some companies have faith in the future of the virtual world.

They will invest 10 to 20% of their marketing or innovation budget in the metaverse, which will take effect within 5 years.

However, 1 in 2 people still doubt the metaverse – more than half of users say they don’t trust this concept of virtual worlds, particularly due to cybersecurity according to this study.

So is the metaverse doomed? To be successful, this concept still needs to address issues of trust and cybersecurity. At the moment, users are still struggling to see it as anything other than an entertainment tool. But it could soon become an everyday reality with Meta’s support behind virtual worlds.

Source: Sortlist

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