Forbes reports on ThreeFold, an ambitious new “long-term project to rewire the internet in the image of its first incarnation: decentralized, unowned, accessible, free.” “We have 18,000 CPU cores and 90 million gigabytes, which is a lot of capacity,” founder Kristof de Spiegeleer told me recently on the TechFirst podcast. “It’s probably between five and ten times more than all of the capacity of all the blockchain projects together…”
Who reads academic papers? Give up. Answer: Other academics, students, and curious people with an interest in often arcane research.
Here’s another question: What characteristic do many of these journal readers share? Answer: A desire to zoom through information without paying.
I’m writing to provide some of my industry perspective from within an open source community project focused on foundational elements of Web 3.0. You are very much keyed-in on the importance of Web 3.0 decentralization, re “…G Gestapo”, censorship, etc.. I recall you’ve broached this during many of your appearances at least over the past year or two, the latest I’ve watched being X22 Spotlight posted 2019-12-21. Your consistency with this has led me to contact you.
Edina Harbinja and Vasileios Karagiannopoulos
Have you recently considered deleting your Facebook account, boycotting Amazon or trying to find an alternative to Google? You wouldn’t be alone. The tech giants are invading our privacy, misusing our data, strangling economic growth and helping governments spy on us. Yet because these few companies own so many of the internet’s key services, it seems there is little people can do to avoid having to interact with them if they want to stay online.
Restore Privacy, 24 June 2019
Alternatives, each described and linked, are provided in each of the following categories: Search, Email, Chrome, Drive, Calendar, Docs/Sheets/Slides, Photos, YouTube, Translate, Analytics, Maps, Play Store, Chrome OS, Android, Hangouts, Domains, Other.
Our own work on displacing Amazon, Facebook, Google, MeetUp, Reddit, Twitter, Wikipedia, WordPress, and YouTube is below the fold.
For two months between January and March I was in India researching their National ID system. I was part of the New America India-US Public Interest Technology Fellowship.The research is now live on their website and you can read it.
More good news the Domains of Identity is being picked up by Anthem Press and will become a real book by the end of the year. PLEASE help me and VOTE for my session about the book at SXSW in the PANEL PICKER.