I presume this thread is a response to Moxie's take on centralized vs. federated communication along these lines?
@rysiek I'm no great fan of Moxie's persistent doomsaying about decentralization. But this piece does makes some valid points that deserve a substantial response. Intriguingly, his observations about the inherent limitations of pure P2P designs - in an age of mobiles and browsers as the main user agent - kind of supports arguments that federated technologies are more likely to achieve some degree of redecentralization of the net. Modulo community-hosting working out.
"Eventually, all the web3 parts are gone, and you have a website for buying and selling JPEGS with your debit card. The project can’t start as a web2 platform because of the market dynamics, but the same market dynamics and the fundamental forces of centralization will likely drive it to end up there."
"We should accept the premise that people will not run their own servers by designing systems that can distribute trust without having to distribute infrastructure. This means architecture that anticipates and accepts the inevitable outcome of relatively centralized client/server relationships, but uses cryptography (rather than infrastructure) to distribute trust."
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