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[–]JasonCarswell 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Instead of developing the deep state operative Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web backbone of the Internet, they should have continued developing Project Xanadu.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Xanadu

Check out the "Original 17 rules".

This stuff was more like IPFS, Holochain, ZeroNet, etc long before we were born. The "Decentralized Web" alternatives came way too late.

Lots of homes have heaters, water heaters, dish washers, washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, etc.

Why not have another mini-fridge to full-sized fridge or few in their basements, attics, or garages - except they'd be decentralized web servers. Instead of being utterly dependent on the Google monopoly cloud we'd all be part of the distributed free market cloud. Further NSA and their giant data sniffing plant could suck away and never get it all.

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Ditch the hierarchy.

Currently, IP addresses, DNS names etc. are all based on hierarchies. The entity at the top of the hierarchy has power over those further down on the hierarchy. (That power is pretty much limited to "allow service" or "deny service", but can also be "redirect service".) This power is supported by the majority, who collectively reject IP address spoofing and stuff.

Instead, it might be possible to develop a system whereby people simply claim IPv6 addresses, and DNS records, and they're federated peer-to-peer – a little like blockchain. If somebody's parking a domain, then people could just choose to reject it.

This, of course, opens the internet up to other problems, like forks and suppression, but it makes it a lot easier for anyone to join the internet.