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Subverting traditional hierarchical systems in favor of a more resilient, innovative, networked, transparent and sustainable world.


Radical Decentralization - The Nature of the Future

Welcome to /r/Rad_Decentralization

This subreddit is dedicated to exploring the new Decentralization Revolution and how it's emerging through technology, politics, society and life.

Decentralized technologies are being developed in almost every industry and market worldwide, in both physical and digital forms. Collectively, these technologies have the potential to cause a "radical" shift from the status quo, hence the name: Radical Decentralization.

We welcome anything that has to do with subverting traditional hierarchical systems in favor of a more resilient, innovative, networked, transparent and sustainable future.

Enjoy!


Vision

Ray Kurzweil - On Decentralization

Andreas Antonopoulos - On Decentralization

Aldous Huxley - On Decentralization

Jeremy Rifkin - Global Networking


Story

We are privileged to be living in the midst of the greatest transformation in the history of mankind. After muddling through the controlled and structured television era, we have each gained a planetary voice and now have undreamed knowledge and resources at our fingertips.

Only twenty years ago all important media were one-way mass media: TV, radio, newspapers and magazines—giant corporations pushing their agendas to the masses.

All communication flowed down from the top of the pyramid, it was nearly impossible to have your voice heard. We were passive receivers of whatever they wanted to push on us.

In the blink of an eye, all that has changed. Information and communication have gone free. The Internet has allowed a complete rewiring of mankind. Cell phones have fully penetrated the developing world. In a couple more years, virtually everyone over the age of 10 on the entire planet will soon have the full power of the Internet in the palm of their hands.

This amounts to a massive decentralization of power, shifting away from the old hierarchical systems, like governments and large corporations, to individuals and small groups.

And the changes aren't stopping with the internet and communications.

We can see other changes emerging all around us: in agriculture, energy, politics, education, and everything in between.

Few have realized the massive personal empowerment now taking place. Technology is enabling us to have more control over our own lives than ever before, and it's getting easier to peacefully opt-out or outwit present circumstances.

Never before, in the history of the world, have so many people had the tools or ability to become so empowered. This truly is an exciting time in history.

By peacefully subverting established systems, decentralization promises to be the next big evolutionary leap for humanity and the revolution that will define the 21st century.


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Wi-Fi HaLow + Yggdrasil Network ?

I've read Yggdrasil is a self-healing routing protocol which is intended to be used in decentralized networks. I wounder if a project could be started to pair this with WiFi HaLow? HaLow apparently supports good speed and a range of ~1km. Maybe this could be a good combination to build a solution in the likes of Helium. I've always been interested in an off-grid decentralized messaging solution.

https://yggdrasil-network.github.io/

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Four years ago TechDirt founder Mike Masnick released his essay Protocols, Not Platforms — A Technological Approach to Free Speech outlining the need for decentralization.

3 important takeaways that are even more relevant today:

  1. Big tech platforms centralize control over data and influence.

  2. The general perception of the internet and social media has transitioned from being largely positive to increasingly negative.

  3. Protocols can redistribute power, boost competition, and enhance user control.

A great recent interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-xxIJC8wJA&t

Read the essay:

https://knightcolumbia.org/content/protocols-not-platforms-a-technological-approach-to-free-speech

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