We’ve had enough of digital monopolies and surveillance capitalism. We want an alternative world that works for everyone, just like the original intention of the web and net.

We seek a world of open platforms and protocols with real choices of applications and services for people. We care about privacy, transparency and autonomy. Our tools and organisations should fundamentally be accountable and resilient.

Ira [Email] There's more to decentralisation 2018-09-25 13:51:19.9682 (3 years 8 mons 21 days 00:27:00 ago)
Hi all!

I recently tried to condense the last 5+ years of thinking on decentralisation into a short blog post talking about:
  • There’s more to decentralisation than blockchain
  • Being ‘decentralised' isn’t good in and of itself, technology can also be used for evil so we should think about the ends not just the means
  • For me, this means focusing on decentralising power by distributing control, knowledge and capability to the network
  • Also considering what values we can enshrine through the use of technology - such as promoting agency, privacy, collaboration and choice
  • An ecosystem of alternatives that work together and collaborate through open protocols is more compelling than one killer app
Full post is here: https://medium.com/coinmonks/how-decentralised-are-you-a6539eeb27ff

Would love your thoughts and ideas on this and what we should all be doing next!

One thing I've seen since which may be interesting to people is https://newsocialist.org.uk/decentralising-the-internet/

Irina Bolychevsky