A small group of technology enthusiasts are working on stripping back the world wide web to its essence. From the project website:
Gemini is a new internet protocol which:
Is heavier than gopher
Is lighter than the web
Will not replace either
Strives for maximum power to weight ratio
Takes user privacy very seriously
Instead of writing pages in HTML, the protocol specifies “gemtext” markup, which implements a minimalist form of hypertext.
The best way to access gemini:// URLs is to use a special browser, although it’s also possible to view them in the usual Chrome/Edge/Safari/Firefox as http:// using a proxy website. Either way, the user experience feels light, non-intrusive and focussed - very much like how the the web used to be in its infancy. Obviously, being a hobbyist endeavour, the number of Gemini sites is relatively tiny, but since the content is non-commercial and ad-free, it is potentially fun to have a look around.
Despite not wanting to be a serious contenter to the existing web, it is intriguing to think about the possibilities of the Gemini protocol and building content around it. Personally, I think a Gemini browser (online or offline) for the Mudita Pure would be a cool project!