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Decentralization of Internet
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Decentralization of Internet

Here I explore the current situation of the Internet and how such functions would work on a decentralized Internet

Current Internet
1. Service: Provided by ISP for a fee
2. Payment: Credit card/PayPal
3. Software: most major software are dominated by corporations on a free to use basis. However, ads and information mining makes up most of the income.
4. Gaming: Centralized pay to win on most games
5. Hosting: Mainly done on paid services
6. Privacy: Government and ISP can view activity if willing.

Decentralized Internet
1. Service: provided free on a voluntary join and voluntary improvement basis. (See my other thread parallel Internet)
2. Crypto currency (Bitcoin etc.)
3. Open source software
4. Self hosted games on a voluntary basis
5. Mainly self hosted?
6. Harder to track?

I think websites and advertisement will remain the same on an decentralized network.
08-17-2016 01:18 PM
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Good luck prying distribution out of the oligopoly's hands.

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08-17-2016 03:54 PM
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RE: Decentralization of Internet

It's simply market rules. If one service is better than another, the better service will render the worse one obsolete.
08-18-2016 06:19 AM
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Indeed. Of course, we'd better hope that lobbyists don't get in the way.
08-19-2016 11:48 AM
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There will be no brakes on this train
08-19-2016 01:04 PM
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Hopefully, although you'd be surprised what corporate lobbying can do. Disney, for example, screwed up intellectual property law.
08-19-2016 03:19 PM
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RE: Decentralization of Internet

(08-19-2016 03:19 PM)Lucky-Feet Wrote:  Disney, for example, screwed up intellectual property law.

In what way?
08-21-2016 09:46 PM
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RE: Decentralization of Internet

Yesterday I found a DNS software called maradns and I think it might be useful for the decentralized Internet
08-22-2016 01:05 AM
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RE: Decentralization of Internet

(08-21-2016 09:46 PM)Jop Wrote:  
(08-19-2016 03:19 PM)Lucky-Feet Wrote:  Disney, for example, screwed up intellectual property law.

In what way?

I don't remember entirely, but it was on Adam Ruins Everything. Before I saw that, I had no idea copyright wasn't always the way it is. It actually used to be reasonable. Nowadays, it takes forever for most things to get into the public domain, and it may never happen for some works. Not only that, but it's ineffective for deterring actual rip-offs. There's a new breed of watchful dragon, although technically not that new.
08-22-2016 04:00 PM
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RE: Decentralization of Internet

(08-22-2016 01:05 AM)HSHARK Wrote:  Yesterday I found a DNS software called maradns and I think it might be useful for the decentralized Internet

Hyperboria uses cjdns

(08-22-2016 04:00 PM)Lucky-Feet Wrote:  Not only that, but it's ineffective for deterring actual rip-offs.

Disney caused that? Goingcrazy
08-22-2016 07:07 PM
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Well, to be honest I'm rusty on the subject so maybe I'm screwing up. All I remember is what I've said. I'd read up on it again, but I'm tired.
08-22-2016 08:02 PM
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RE: Decentralization of Internet

Over the past few days I have been working on a Blockchain system API for small Internet services to free them from centralized databases (eg. Amazon S3) for the transfer of data. It is currently 60% complete and the source code will be released on GitHub this weekend.
10-21-2016 02:30 PM
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