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[–]AmericanMuskrat 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (5 children)

Getting down to brass tacks, isn't the heart of a decentralized system that multiple, sometimes untrusted nodes are in the network. Blockchain deals with this by creating a cost to do transactions, and assuming at least 51% of all nodes will be benevolent.

If you go a different route the issue becomes how to send what amounts to database updates through an untrusted network. Different method, same problem.

Hmmm, posts could unconfirmed at first until a consensus can verify them, as the individual hubs aggregate the db diffs.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (4 children)

In the sidebox I added the 6 aspects I felt were different enough, though ultimately they're all interrelated. I could have added many more categories, including decentralization and security, but I figure most of that is under Software Development - way out of my league. I know what I'd like but I don't know the first thing about making it happen, the options, the pros/cons of them, various tactics, history of tech, various languages, etc.

IMO, database updates should be shared with IPFS, torrents, shards, and/or blockchain. Everything costs. Nothing is free. I would like to see next-gen forums have rewards for various interactions - but not overly complicated and rigged like Steemit is/was.

unconfirmed at first until a consensus can verify them

YES! I was thinking about this for my MetaVote™ idea. Though not the "verify" part exactly so much as a combo of soft statistics rather than a hard yes/no on/off kind of binary thing. With MUCH more metadata we can actually see more accurately what the content actually reflects - even if shills are artificially manipulating it. Maybe I just need to take a week of to whip up some illustrations to show folks what the fuck I'm talking about, then another week or few to animate it, with feedback for a first version of a virtual demo.

Also, I really need a patent lawyer badly. I've been too lazy and procrastinating, and I have no money.

[–]AmericanMuskrat 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

Everything costs. Nothing is free

Not the original point, but this got me thinking. There's infrastructure in place with bandwidth available that's already paid for you can use, namely people's phones. We're all carrying around little computers with modems.

The app you download would also be the server, propagating a network that keeps growing. It wouldn't even necessarily need a network connection, depending on what sort of common access you can get to a phone's modem or if you'd need to go on top of another protocol. I mean fuck, even SMS could work. Better have unlimited messaging tho. Lol.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

I love it!

I think phones and all WIFI devices should be employed for B.A.T.M.A.N. (Better Approach To Mobile Adhoc Networking - multi-hop routing protocol decentralizing knowledge about the best route through the network. A network of collective intelligence is created - without central, singular, or globalized data (eliminating a need to share info to every node).)

Another thing I'd love to see, assuming blockchain and/or crypto is employed: browser-based crypto-mining. My computer, though not the latest nor greatest, is not doing much today, and it's on 24/7 for sharing. It might as well also be mining. Naturally this would have to be 100% open, transparent, and opt-in - with invite + donate links in the banner there should be no shortage of volunteers.

[–]AmericanMuskrat 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child) is a browser with a miner built in. No idea about it, just got an ad for it yesterday.

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

Exactly. Not a new concept. Thanks. I think I'll try it out.