Web 4.0 - The upcoming revolution


In this article, we will be discussing the evolution of web over the past years, and the revolution that Web 4.0 will be bringing to the internet in near future.


What if I tell you that there might be another way the internet of things can revolutionize the world instead of just making our daily life easier and stealing your job?
Smart teapots, intelligent homes, and other high-end technologies are already making our lives easier and more enjoyable. Let's find out why whenever you hear the term "Internet," you assume information. However, things online have changed dramatically in the past several years.

Evolution of web

Most people don't know or don’t understand how the current internet became what it is today, It has been unveiled over time in several distinct stages and each stage has a name: Web 1.0, Web 2.0, Web 3.0, Web 4.0(unreleased), and Web 5.0(unreleased).
Web 1.0 was the original world wide web which was invented by Tim Berners Lee in 1989, A read-only internet with static pages written in HTML and all the content was created by only a few chosen ones but with the arrival of the millennium web, Web 2.0 was born and allowed interactive communication including social networking, then by around 2008 Web 2.0 evolved into Web 3.0 known as a semantic web and that's the stage we're in today up.

How Web 4.0 is more advance than Web 3.0

Until recently, the web has only been about information. Web 3.0 introduced hardware and software standards like XML, html5, and metadata, allowing computer search engines like Google and Yahoo to understand web pages directly. This made it possible for machines to search aggregate, and combine virtually all information without assistance from human operators.
However, the web is still primarily about information, and the amount of information available has grown significantly over the past years. The coming web 4.0 symbolizes a collection of improvements that will bring in a brand-new age, and it will be the single most significant development in the industry. With Web 4.0 or ‘symbiotic web’ AI would be advanced enough to read our own thoughts in order to successfully browse the web.

Present and future of Web 4.0

Experts estimated yesrs ago that 30 billion devices will be directly connected to each other by just 2020. It’s already started and its growing at an exponential rate, and that's just the beginning if you're thinking about a smart house that can communicate, anticipate and intend to the needs of its owners you're thinking right but that's just a small part of them the internet of things is going to mean much bigger than that its a revolutionary change in the fundamental way that goods and services are going to be delivered. 
We’re talking about interconnected factory robots, 3d printing machines, self-driving delivery trucks, and even the final manufactured products being intelligently linked together. Advanced artificial intelligence will analyze how where and when the products are needed and shipping will be entirely automated requiring little to no human intervention, the resulting economic benefits are obvious think about just-in-time custom manufacturing for almost everything little to no need to keep inventory on hand a massive increase in efficiency, and a steep drop in the cost of both manufacturing and distribution in the end.

Upside of Web 4.0

Just some more years later, smart power grids, virtual energy sources, Intelligent transportation networks, and smart houses Boards of self-driving cars, trucks, and other self-regulatory systems will be all around us.
This trend is so significant that forecasters believe web 4.0 will usher in an entirely new industrial revolution, known as industry 4.0 and powered by the web. Industry 4.0 will see the connection of old machines increase company profits even as consumers enjoy faster, easier access to more and better products so what’s the dark side of all these great upcoming features of the internet.
So, while web 4.0 will automate basic chores such as driving and may render some people's current employment obsolete, it will also free people up to devote their efforts to making new ideas come true. There will be new opportunities for programmers. Designers who create objects. Craftsmen, maybe even space mechanics and meteor miners.
That's web 4.0 in a nutshell, that's where we're going, and no amount of Luddite narrow-mindedness will stop it.

Downside of Web 4.0

Well, life is never all perfume and roses, there isn't any chance that this big thing is coming without consequences, when everything is connected to everything else a lot of serious privacy and security issues are going to arise also the reliability of hardware and software will be far more critical than it is today that's because small errors like the type that now plague most hardware and software products could result in a massive problem if even just one interconnected device misbehaves it could bring down the entire system and the whole information supply changes, which could be harmful in a case where wrong or tempered information in floating around the world.
The impact on current employment is going to be the biggest drawback of all these technical difficulties. For instance, as 3D printing technology becomes more advanced and connected, it will become easier to create objects than it is to create documents. This will lead to an increase in the need for creative object writing, which requires abilities and inspiration that no machine, no matter how connected or artificially intelligent, will ever be able to supply.


As technology advances, the internet adapts not only to new technology's capabilities but also to the demands of its users. People born after 1990 have never known life before the internet.
Children nowadays would never have known a world without social media. People born in the next ten to twenty years may never experience life without an enlarged intellect.
Technology can be both, a healthy meal to consume when taken moderately and an unhealthy junk meal when consumed in excess.
The growth of the internet has surely brought us closer together, but at a cost. 
Future engineers and developers should and must consider the proper safety and privacy of their applications in every condition to make them survive with the next generation of users.