In an effort to address a key weakness in the World Wide Web, its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee developed a second generation web technology called the Semantic Web. But the Semantic Web's fundamentals were never widely embraced. Now, those fundamentals are showing up in GraphQL and gaining traction.
Why isn’t the Semantic web here? Despite some progress, there is still no centralized way to secure the integrity of data. Adding cryptography, standardization and cross-boundary query protocols like blockchain offers a solution to bridge the trust gap and take the internet to where it needs to go.