Penguin: No on Tim Berners-Lee, Yes on Reward-Based Decentralization

#OSE Open Source Everything

Alert Reader comments:

I think there should be some skepticism of Tim Berners-Lee. He created the world wide web out of CERN, and was later knighted. He’s connected to Oxford, the AI lab at MIT, and their center for collective intelligence. His new project is a joint venture with Qatar.

There are several interesting projects (links below) in the crypto space which are also trying to reinvent the internet in a more secure decentralized way.  A difference between these projects and TimBL’s project is a reward mechanism, meaning that people will actually earn money by turning their computers into internet nodes.  This is probably the real way to challenge centralized domination by companies like Amazon.  There has to be a reward mechanism.

See Especially:

Penguin: Forbes on Internet and Tim Berners-Lee “Take the Power Back”

Penguin: Open Source Starting Point for Post #GoogleGestapo Internet? (Designed by Tim Berners-Lee) UPDATE 1 Stephen E. Arnold Comments

See Also:

Autonomous Internet @ Phi Beta Iota

Nikolai Danalylov: YouTube (1:21:32) On Open Source Everything – Ethics is an Operating System