We are about to enter the period that will be a not just a need of being connected to the Internet, we are about to enter the period that will be a necessity. In the age of WEB 4.0, which will cover 10 years in 2020 and beyond, we examine how our technologies will change our lives.
Today, if there are generation conflicts about technology, it will be experienced in the future too. Young people who are highly accustomed to today’s trends and devices will not agree with young people when they are parents or grandparents. Behind this change will be the internet, which is now as valuable as water and air.
If we think about these technological developments, we will not have any trouble understanding our grandchildren. Maybe we will produce the technology that they will have in the future.
Today, we have prepared a small guide for you to make it easier to understand how changes take place in the future. Come on, let’s look at the near future together with some binoculars.
Those who do not know their past cannot be heroes: how many periods is the development of the Internet devoted to?
Without further ado. “WEB 1.0, WEB 2.0, WEB 3.0…” is an ongoing process. This naming is nothing more than a naming inspired by software. Because the main thing, not names, contents.
- WEB 1.0: Between 1995-2000. It is the period in which the user only observes the Internet and cannot create its own content.
- WEB 2.0: 2000-2010. The period when users can generate their own content and carry their identities to the internet through social media platforms. (Eg Facebook)
- WEB 3.0: Between 2010-2020. The period during which users face personal search results and ads. According to our interests, we started to see news content, and we started to see ads based on our searches. The Internet started to make personal meaning.
This grouping is done without referring to the launch of any product. Especially with the accumulation gained in WEB 3.0 period, we are entering the period of WEB 4.0 period where nothing will be the same.
WEB 4.0: Humans talking with machines, artificial intelligence systems accessed through the cloud system, increased-virtual-mixed artificial intelligence and even exaggerated reality:
We’re living on hard drives with our back. What if you don’t use any hard drives on your device? What if you connect to the internet as soon as possible when you opened and access your operating system, applications and games instantly through cloud networks?
This system, which Google has been developing on office applications for some time, is called WebOS. Even if we can use it in a limited area at today’s standards, our operating systems will start to take place on the cloud networks even with downloading speeds of up to 100 megabytes per second. Not just your photos, messages, apps; almost all of your data will be on the Internet.
Within these operating systems, there will be artificial intelligence systems that solve problems without worrying about you. Because of the machine learning support, these operating systems will continuously improve themselves. They will recognize you, they will be shaped according to you. Today, services such as Google Now, Amazon Alexa have started to lay the foundations of this transformation. In the next 10 years, these applications will evolve to be bosses and not assistants.
Virtual and augmented reality technologies will be available to everyone and everywhere. We’ll get artificial intelligence devices like we bought ourselves a new smartphone or computer.
Breaking point: Internet = Electricity
Today, we can live without the Internet and replace most of our time with other jobs. There are other ways of accessing information, maintaining some traditional work. What if the power is off? Once, if with some reason the electricity cuts off, it wasn’t a problem for people, people could resort to alternative ways in a world without electricity.
Now the same thing is applicable for the internet.
Habits creates needs, and those needs creates necessities. The Internet is perhaps as basic for us as electricity and sometimes even more important than electricity. Although we are able to store electricity, we are ultimately connected to cables. The Internet cannot be stored, but we can use it wirelessly.
Real life, will be moved to the virtual environment:
Social media is actually an experiment of the what will we see in the WEB 4.0 period in the future and we have been the test subjects of this experiment. Now the real world friendship, along with our real identities, is also present in virtual environments.
The definition of games, applications and social platforms will change. In the coming years, we will decide whether we will be producers or not.
Think about how to break down the traditional sectors, companies and economies that cannot lead to innovation.