What is Web 3.0?

2021, if at all, will be remembered for the multiple tech jargons that it threw up our way. From Meta to Crypto to Semiconductor chip shortage and finally Web 3.0, we have been exposed to a whole new world of technology that was rarely imagined before.

The common man on the street is technologically smarter thanks to the scrolling device on his palm. Tech has multiple implications on him, as he learnt, from what continues to be a financially draining pandemic. Well, now coming to the topic of the day, Web 3.0. Brace your seat belts, for this is going to be a short story time.

When a vast majority of today’s techies was in their growing up years, we were used to seeing static websites of companies, merely stating the facts, stats and much more on HTML on the browser. That changed into dynamic data storing and interactivity-based in the early 2000’s. That led to transmission of a lot of personal data on the web with new-age e-commerce start-ups like Amazon and Flipkart entering the internet age. And when the personal data got leaked, it obviously led to a lot of ruckus on privacy issues and data theft, more commonly known as cyber security issues.

It is from cyber security that blockchain concepts developed and as one thing led to another we suddenly stare at a Block-chain technology-based Web interactivity, which these days is Web 3.0. To the new ones, blockchain in simple terms means you owning your data and sharing it on mediums you control / create.

Decentralization of data from the traditional Big 4 uncrowned kings: Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Apple. Thus, decreasing dependency on their servers and using impenetrable blockchain networks.

Now, an exit from the story mode and into hard-core technology facts. Web3 will be based on Ethereum (sub-domain of Blockchain and an open-source smart contract functionality) and NFT (Non-Fungible Token) which is used to store data on Blockchain and these will be owned and under the control of the user himself.

There are pros and cons to this new tech, which is being fervently debated on Twitter since the start of this month. To summarize however, the positives are increased privacy, security, scalability and extremely hard for data monopoly. The negatives are more on the legal and government based. They are extremely tough to regulate with laws.  Though the far spread use of Blockchain still remains a distant dream as on date, still it has got so many Venture Capital Firms around the world excited. They have a valid reason to do so, since the Meta and VR has taken the world by storm.

People are rushing to create things which wont even exist in real world until you put on those huge white head gears called as VR Headsets. Coming back, however, the picture still is hazy. A lot depends on how various governments accept and create laws on crypto and Block chains until which the Web 3.0 debate can enjoyed from afar.

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A huge shoutout to these AR services with this Snapchat’s awards ceremony.

Snapchat has brought about huge amounts of data with its feature called as Snapchat Lens Studio. An amazing opportunity for amateur photographers and tech enthusiasts. What is more interesting to note is that these numbers just continue to grow each day. To celebrate such humongous amount of participation from people and as a token of gift, Snapchat initiated a Lens fest.


What this fest does is basically have people from the computer and software engineering world come together have some of the most beautiful brainstorming sessions on various topics. It has sessions, one to one talks, workshops on business building, branding, creativity and tech in general. The most awaited part being on how AR and VR are changing the dynamics of the world we live in.

So during the Lens fest, Snapchat presented few awards as an acknowledgment to the progress made and achievement milestones garnered. These were awards for VR and AR excellence in domains like fashion & beauty, environment & social good, gaming, utility, and more.

The awards winners are:

Best in Art & Expression —  ¡Vendedores, Presente! (Sallia Goldstein)

Sallia Goldstein partnered with Los Angeles-based artist Ruben Ochoa as part of our Monumental Perspectives initiative in partnership with LACMA. Together, they created an augmented reality monument that pays homage to the shared history of street vendors in L.A.

Best in Creativity — Rock Hand (2020CV’s Hart Woolery)

Hart, a serial entrepreneur and programmer since the age of 12 was inspired by the different ways that people pair art and music. To bring this magic to life through AR, he developed Rock Hand. This Lens nods to nostalgic games such as Rock Band, Guitar Hero and DDR, and reimagines that type of interactive experience in AR paired to modern day tunes.

Best in Originality — SKIN THIEF (Denis Rossiev)

Ditch the poly juice potion, Denis Rossiev’s SKIN THIEF Lens brings shape-shifting magic to life through AR! SKIN THIEF leverages body tracking technology to scan, capture and overlay your look onto someone else, allowing Snapchatters to (temporarily) pose as their friends.

Best in Technical Skill — Jig Kitchen How-To (JigSpace)

JigSpace, an Australia-based AR studio, is on a mission to make education more accessible in 3D. Using Snap’s AR technology, JigSpace introduced their Jig Kitchen How-To Lens to help Snapchatters around the world solve every day at-home problems. Sink clogs are gone!

Best in Utility — Food Menu (Brielle Garcia)

With Food Menu, Brielle Garcia provides a proof of concept for the menus of tomorrow. Inspired by the recent emergence and ubiquitous use of QR codes at restaurants, Brielle’s Lens demonstrates how augmented reality can further enhance the ordering experience allowing viewers to see a dish in 3D before placing an order. With Food Menu, the days of craning over for a look at what the next table ordered are numbered . . .

Best in Environmental & Social Good — Bleached Seas (Helena Papageorgiou)

Australia native, Helena Papageorgiou is using AR to start a discourse about a local problem with global implications: coral bleaching. As temperatures rise due to increased Co2 in the atmosphere, coral reefs are suffering. Through Bleached Seas, Helena is teaching audiences about the real-world implications of climate change through interactive AR.

Best in Fashion & Beauty — OG MetaJacket (RTFKT STUDIOS)

RTFKT Studios, best known for their NFT collabs and Elon Musk’s iconic cybershoes, dropped a new virtual look for Snapchatters around the world. With their OG MetaJacket, Snapchatters can up their virtual fashion game and see first hand how augmented reality unlocks endless possibilities when it comes to virtual fashion design.

Best in Information & Education — BLACKSOUL GALLERY (Leighton McDonald)

Leighton McDonald’s Blacksoul Gallery celebrates and showcases artistic works from Black emerging artists including Bria Thomas, Juliet Nneka and Dillon ATM, and allows Snapchatters to experience the work out in the world wherever they are, beyond the closed walls of a museum.

Best in Gaming — Ponk (Aidan Wolf)

From Aidan Wolf, the founder of the first-ever AR Creator House, Ponk offers an interactive game for friends to play together. Through this game, which draws inspiration from the principles of ping pong and brick breaker, Aidan is excited to deliver an experience that quickly connects people together.

So, if you are a VR and AR geek, you should definitely consider following our blog. We are Twin Reality Technologies, an Indian startup building virtual reality Web and App development services. We would be glad to get in touch with you! Until the next blog post, have an amazing day!

Sony has launched brand new VR Headsets! Take a look at that elegant 8K visual beauty

Till date, of there was one player who had serious design and investments into making VR headsets, it was Oculus. Slowly, yet steadily Sony is making serious inroads into building headsets.

This article focuses on the same. Let us have a deep dive into what Sony has built and launched recently. In its virtual event called, Sony Technology Day, the company showed the world its low-latency VR Headsets. Going further down the specs, it has an OLED display, 4K resolution, and amazing sound systems in place. The high definition system makes you feel stuff in 3D.

What makes us wonder, is the display systems. If you are someone with a decent interest in material Science and hardware, don’t miss this part. They have made use of CMOS Image sensors, Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED), microelectronics and advanced micro circuit technology to the fore.

The X-factor for these headsets, will definitely be low latency. let us understand what latency is, for you to appreciate this feature. Latency is the delay you experience between your physical action and for that action to be displayed on the screen. If the screen is far from you, there wont be any effect, but the closer you are, the more will be motion sickness. This is where, these headsets score big.

You could get a chance to experience the tech, as Sony plans to launch its VR-based PlayStation during the 2022 holiday season.