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Adam Ierymenko [LibreList] Re: [redecentralize] Thoughts on decentralization and deperimeterization 2014-09-02 12:52:36 (6 years 7 mons 21:39:00 ago)
Thought of another point about this…

Decentralization doesn’t necessarily imply that all peers are of equal size, just that all things have equal opportunity to be peers.

That being said, I think the current network deployment pattern pretty much guarantees the domination of the ecosystem by massive players by writing inequality into the network topology itself. Even if a more democratic many-smaller-players solution could win in the ecosystem and even in the market place, it can’t right now because it is too technically challenging to deploy.

> Network routing is certainly one important aspect of decentralization.  
> But suppose Google now served Search & Gmail via a ZeroTierOne Earth
> Address.  I'd think they would again quickly be able to create a rather
> centralized traffic point within the network topology because of:


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