Radical Decentralization Is Coming

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The “radical decentralization” is a phrase that has been coined to describe a massive decentralization of power, shifting away from the old hierarchical systems, like governments and large corporations, to individuals and small groups. We see these changes all around us, yet few have realized the massive radical personal empowerment now taking place. Work Is […]

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Decentralized & Transparent Tools

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I’m currently researching technologies that are decentralized and/or transparent. They are not prone to censorship, and mostly free of the whims of profit. Some or all of these tools may be flawed, but what is important for me, is that they are working examples of decentralization and transparency. These tools are decentralized: Bitcoin (digital cash) […]

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User-Empowering Software I’m Currently Researching

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I’m currently researching: Twister: A fully decentralized P2P microblogging platform that uses the free software implementations of Bitcoin and BitTorrent protocols. See also this news story on Twister. YaYc: A decentralized web search application Peercoin: A cryptocurrency that claims to be more secure than Bitcoin, and to “reward users in more sustainable ways” Marble: An open source […]

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Books That Cover The Real Issues Of The Global Internet

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Cognitive Surplus: How Technology Makes Consumers Into Collaborators by Clay Shirky With Cognitive Surplus, Clay Shirky reveals how new digital technology is unleashing a torrent of creative production that will transform our world. For the first time, people are embracing new media that allow them to pool their efforts at vanishingly low cost. The results […]

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