The prize that America truly seeks is to seize for itself over the coming decades, all global standards in leading-edge technology, and to deny them to China.
China’s intent now is not simply to refine and improve on existing technology, but to leapfrog existing knowledge into a new tech realm (such as by discovering and using new materials that overcome present limits to microprocessor evolution).
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…”
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.
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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.