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Decentralize ALL THE THINGS - Eurucamp 2014

by Jan Krutisch

Published August 2, 2014 in Technology

The web's original architecture is decentralised, and for good reasons. Somehow, though, we managed to forget that throughout the last years. We use centralised services like twitter, facebook and gmail without thinking (or even blinking). I'm going to argue in this talk that decentralisation matters a lot because it makes the web resilient against technical and non technical threats which are, as we now know, thanks to Snowden, real and not only theoretical. What can we do about it? We need new technologies, but we also need to think about how to find forms of organisations and ways of doing business to accommodate decentralised structures. The future is, indeed, not equally distributed, and it is upon us to fix that.