The internet was created to bring us together. But somewhere along the way, that vision was lost. We have handed over our data to centralized figures, allowed big tech to thrive off of our creations, and accepted our place in a system that is seemingly out of our control.
However, in the far corners of the internet, a new story is being written. The authors are not Amazon and Apple, Facebook and Google. No. The authors are you and me.
If this is news to you, don’t worry, there is still much to be written. In all honesty, it has just begun. Let this be your on-ramp to the future of the digital world.
What started as a tight-knit network for scientists and scholars has evolved into much, much more. For all of the incredible advancements that have been made, a series of missteps has followed. Today’s web is riddled with issues that can only be fully appreciated by digging down to its roots.
Before we begin exploring Web3, let’s venture into the past and find out how we ended up with today’s internet that we know, love, and loathe.