Friday, December 2, 2022

Web3, 5G, and the Metaverse: The Underlying Technology 

Web3 5G and the Metaverse

A new internet age where content is consumed through intuitive 3D surroundings rather than 2D displays appears to have begun with the development of strong 5G networks, new XR gadgets, and appealing metaverse apps. We will discuss the relationship between Web3, 5G, and the Metaverse below. 

Before we dive into the meat of the subject, let’s get the definitions out of the way. 

What is Web3? 

Decentralized protocols, such as blockchain, which is the technology behind bitcoin transactions, will be employed in the web 3.0 revolution. By addressing the crucial issues of data ownership and control, it seeks to address some of the most significant drawbacks and shortcomings of the current internet era.

Let’s examine the situation from a different angle. 

Today, a sizeable portion of the world’s population heavily relies on internet-related services provided by significant technology companies. These companies, as opposed to Google, Apple, and Amazon, place limitations on the services that users may use and act as a bridge between customers and their intended results.

Web3 employs a decentralized network, therefore it doesn’t require authorization. In other words, internet service providers lack the power to dictate to users who may or may not use their services. They don’t also act as a middleman between users and their needs. 

Let’s take a look at the difference between Web3 and the Metaverse, and their relationship to 5G. 

Differences Between Web3 and Metaverse 

Users of Web3 access the metaverse in a manner akin to how an automobile accesses a road, which is the fundamental difference between the two technologies.

In Web3, individuals and the community will have decentralized ownership and control over the web. On the other side, the metaverse is a shared digital environment that allows people to communicate with one another, create economies, and engage in real-time interaction without regard to ownership. 

While the metaverse makes use of AR/VR, digital money, and blockchain – and 5G to an extent – Web3 is also built on these same technologies. This is because Web3 is decentralized and lacks significant corporate control or influence. 

The ways in which the two are applied also vary. New internet usage and regulation guidelines called Web3 have been developed. The metaverse is all about interactive media, social networking, shopping, and other activities. 

Web3 Consists of Five Components: 

  • The semantic web The semantic web makes use of AI to ascertain what a user or consumer may mean or intend. It aims to provide a more accurate interpretation of searches based on the true meaning of the search terms rather than utilizing keywords or statistics.
  • AI. The goal of Web3’s AI is to better understand a user’s search query in order to provide more relevant results.
  • 3D graphics and spatial web. Websites may look more lifelike with the aid of virtual reality (VR) equipment and striking graphics.
  • Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. The decentralization of Web3 depends on the use of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, which do away with middlemen and allow for direct transactions between participants.
  • Universal connectivity broadband, IoT, 5G, Wi-Fi, and other wireless technologies allow for continual connectivity in web3 apps. 

We’ve covered all components of the Web3-enabled Metaverse before on our platforms. Today we concern ourselves mainly with the 5th element.  

Ubiquitous connectivity is fundamental to achieving the future vision of the Metaverse in any of its yet hypothetical forms. Let’s take a look at the relationship between Web3, 5G, and the Metaverse. 

How Much Connectivity Will We Need for the Metaverse? 

As an interconnected world of 3D-rendered objects, users of Metaverse technologies will need some serious connectivity to enjoy a seamless and immersive experience.  

Only with this can Metaverse and Web3 enthusiasts hope to implement their vision. That and smaller headsets. 

In order to use the metaverse’s applications like VR and light fields, additional bandwidth will be needed. According to some analysts, the usual bandwidth demand for the most immersive video experience will fall between 2 and 5 Gbps. 

Does Web3 need 5G to Exist? 

Strictly speaking, no, Web3, 5G, and the Metaverse are not mutually exclusive. However, to achieve the full potential of the hypothetical future of the internet, we might need to reconsider. 

With peak data speeds of up to 20 Gigabits per second (Gbps) and average data rates of more than 100 Megabits per second (Mbps), much faster than 4G. 5G has higher capacity, a 100x increase in network efficiency, and traffic capacity, which is what 5G is intended to support. 

We can access the metaverse with today’s Wi-Fi capabilities, but only in its early form. As the Metaverse and Web3 applications advance, better and better connectivity will be needed. As we move from zoom meetings on screens to fully immersive virtual rooms and 3D and spatial web, 5G will play a much bigger role.  

Role of 5G in the Metaverse 

Since 5G creates a highly linked and digital world, where robots, machines, and gadgets may operate autonomously with little to no human involvement, it is essential to the evolution of automation. Web 3.0 is made possible by 5G, which is also a crucial enabler for the metaverse. The “metaverse” is a digital depiction of the world that people live and interact with. Metaverse is a virtual world that combines AR and VR with cutting-edge technologies like blockchains, 5G, and AI to give users and businesses of all sizes a wide range of opportunities to buy, sell, and trade goods and services, thereby fostering the growth of important economic sectors. 

5G will be the first generation of networks to successfully support Web3 and the Metaverse and make it feasible for digital worlds to operate because of its low latency, quick speed, and vast capacity.  

Extended reality will be able to connect to their preferred (digital) metaverse anytime, wherever, and will be able to take advantage of innovative and cutting-edge apps and services thanks to 5G. With Metaverse, everything will be contained inside the same platform. As a result, 5G networks would bring computing power closer to the end user and minimize latency. Currently, a user accesses the web by launching an app or several tabs in their browser. 

The network edge will support the distribution of additional network resources to enable increased connection and bandwidth for metaverse applications. Consumer and business metaverse use cases will develop thanks to the underlying 5G technology. For instance, a company may be run where every employee can interact with peers in a totally immersive setting. 

Closing Thoughts 

Web3, 5G, and the Metaverse are interconnected in that when one improves, it evolves the other with it. When the amount of data transferred to a single household enables the user to render vast virtual worlds and communicate with anyone with zero latency, this in turn allows the user to elevate their presence on the new internet.


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