The Internet is undergoing tremendous development in technological advancements. In the process, there has been web 1.0 2.0 and 3.0 but the end is not yet in sight. It could very well be that a next version of web will be necessary.
In the video below we give our vision on web 4.0 Of course, this is not an official statement but a mindset in which the Internet will develop in the next 10 years.
https://standards.ieee.org/project/2874.htmlThis standard describes a Hyperspace Transaction Protocol (HSTP) that enables interoperable, semantically compatible connections between connected hardware (e.g. autonomous drones, sensors, smart devices, robots) and software (e.g. services, platforms, applications, artificial intelligence systems) and includes specifications for: 1) a spatial range query format and response language for requesting data about objects within a dimensional range (spatial, temperature, pressure, motion) and their content. 2) a semantic data ontology schema for describing objects, relations, and actions in a standardized way 3) a verifiable credentialing and certification method for permissioning create, retrieve, update, and delete (CRUD) access to devices, locations, users, and data; and 4) a human and machine-readable contracting language that enables the expression and automated execution of legal, financial and physical activities. More information in this workgroup
VR + AR + MR = XR
The catch-all term ‘eXtended Reality’ (XR) encapsulates Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR), and all the associated immersive technologies that power these. Source xrcollaboration.com