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If today were the 90s, Web3 would equal Web1

Imagine telling your grandma in the early 1990s that the internet would help you talk to random strangers halfway across the world.


 

1990s stereo

According to researchers from Frontiers in Neuroscience, humans are the most dominant species on the planet to recognize patterns (Mattson, 2014).

Humans usually tend to learn from their mistakes and improve situations moving forward.

Think about the first time you went out partying or drinking. You probably knew what you were doing but had no idea what the next day would be like.

What did you do the next time you partied? Carb up? Drink more electrolytes? Why?

 

Because after your first night out you realized that being hungover felt like shit the next day. Simply put, you recognized a pattern as to how your body reacts after partying and tried to do something about it.

What we wonder is, how do people not see the pattern from the introduction of the internet in the 90s, to now.

History is repeating itself

Humanity has evolved over millennia by analyzing patterns. But so has the internet. Not over millennia but the last 35 years.

Looking back over the past few decades, you’ll notice that there is one thing in common we have today.

People either like change or they don’t.

The ones that do, invite innovation with open arms. The ones that don’t eventually adopt it later.

Don’t think so? Refer back to the 90s, when the internet first came out; Web 1.0.

Web 1.0 Snapshot (1989–2000):

Aka syntactic web or read-only web era
    • No option for users to communicate back and forth
    • Examples include static and personal websites

People were not fans of “the internet”. Why?

    1. It was something many didn’t understand
    2. Focused heavily on the negative possibilities of a new technology

Despite the hesitation and doubt, internet users grew from 16 million to approximately 360 million from 1995 to 2000.

During today’s Web2 era, there are 4.66 billion people who use the internet.

Why you should be curious about Web3, not afraid.

Imagine telling your grandma in the early 1990s that the internet would help you talk to random strangers halfway across the world.

She would likely call you crazy and tell you to stay away from it.

Imagine if you did. Imagine if you never used the internet growing up and refused to talk to anyone that did.

It kind of sounds odd, right?

 

Opinions like this were formed during the early days of the internet. People believed that a concept like the internet would never succeed.

In the early 2000s, many couldn’t see how Web1 could transform into something more. That is until Facebook came along.

From 2010 to 2018 when the world first heard of blockchain, many thought Bitcoin wouldn’t last, yet here it is today.

You don’t need to understand Blockchain or Bitcoin to recognize the pattern.

The only question is, are you going to do something about it?

Homework

Think about the following 👇

    1. What do you know about the industrial revolution? How do you think people reacted to the technology being developed back then?

Thanks to Kernel for inspiring us!

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