What Does "Native" Mean
When a new technology comes to market, we often look for “native” applications of that technology.
What is a “native” AI application?
What is a “native” Web3 application?
I have not seen a better articulation of “native” than my partner Albert’s post from 2009 on native mobile applications.
He started out by laying out the new primitives that mobile smartphones made available to developers. In the case of mobile, he cited:
- Audio Input
- Video Input
He then went on to say that it would be the combination of these primitives, more than any individual one, that would make for native mobile applications.
And then he went on to lay out some of the applications he was seeing that were native.
If you want to figure out what the native AI applications or the native Web3 applications will be, or the native AI/Web3 applications, start by laying out the new primitives and going from there.