Web 3: How to prepare for a technological revolution

One of the beautiful things about technology in 2022 is its accessibility.

For many, phones, tablets, and computers are readily available and very affordable. And once owned, their interfaces are often so intuitive that even small children can pick them up and start typing and swiping right away.

But it’s easy to forget that it wasn’t always like that. For a long time, clunky, second-rate operating systems and expensive hardware limited premium experiences to the affluent. Only now, with modern software, a surplus of used models and constant new releases creating a diverse and competitive market, can the majority get their hands on quality technology.

But Web 3 is coming, and with it there will be a whole host of brand new topics to learn. A concerted effort must be made so that those with fewer resources – particularly children – are not left behind.

The importance of web 3

Only the very oldest of Generation Z, born between 1997 and 2012, will have even the vaguest memories of life before the internet. YouTube was launched before many were born, and the first iPhone before any of them entered secondary school. For Gen Z and Gen Alpha born after 2012, the idea of ​​a world not connected by the internet is utterly alien.

Needless to say, over the last few decades the internet has evolved into what is arguably the most important cog that ensures a smoothly functioning society. It’s so ingrained that almost every industry in the world couldn’t function properly without it. And that dependency will only grow as Web 3 becomes the norm, making it critical that we begin educating children about its use and navigation now.

Even today, many adults will find it difficult to explain what Web 3 is, let alone teach the next generation how to use it. Educating children early will not only help them succeed in the future, but they will also be able to pass the knowledge they acquire down the chain to their parents. Of course, this is just a repeating story. It’s the equivalent of kids showing their parents how to use a touch screen or check their email. But the revolution that Web3 will bring is on a different scale than any previous technological advance. Soon, the greatest opportunities will only be available on the new internet, and it’s critical that we ensure every child has the opportunity to succeed.

Meet the kids halfway

To work toward this goal, we at PraSaga have partnered with MetaHug, a global philanthropic organization dedicated to educating children about Web 3. Rather than teaching kids using traditional methods, we work to meet them in an environment they feel comfortable in – the popular gaming platform, Roblox.

Screen time is now inevitable for kids, but there’s no reason it couldn’t be productive. MetaHug makes learning fun, producing learning resources and courses available through Roblox. For children, this means easily accessible classes. For parents, this means fewer concerns about the time their children spend online, while giving them peace of mind that their children are productive. Roblox already has over 50 million daily active users – a quarter of whom are under the age of nine – so why not turn it into a fun learning experience?

There are now thousands of kids around the world who are learning about Web 3 topics like Metaverse, Blockchain and DAO thanks to MetaHug. But most importantly, this is all available for free as an equal opportunity learning experience. As long as children have access to the Internet, they can learn how to educate themselves for the future. And since it’s powered by Roblox, they also have the ability to monetize the Web 3 products they create.

It is inevitable that some of the older generations will find it difficult to fully embrace all that Web 3 has to offer. But there’s no reason children shouldn’t be given every chance to make the most of the technological revolution on the horizon. Web 3 is becoming an integral part of everyday life and it is vital that we provide the next generation with the tools to make the most of it, whatever their background.

About the author

Jay Moore is co-founder of PraSaga. PraSaga™ is building the next generation of Layer One blockchain. PraSaga’s technology solution solves many of the limitations plaguing first generation Layer One blockchains. The SagaChain™ successfully addresses transaction fee reduction, supply chain extensibility and significantly reduces development costs. PraSaga is a Swiss foundation based in Zug, Switzerland.

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