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Decentralised Apps - Redecentralize London April Meetup
Wed 12 April 2017, 18:00 – 21:00 BST
We're meeting up to hear about what's new with decentralised apps, the Redecentralize Radar and have some drinks!
What is redecentralization?
We’re at the start of a new information revolution. The last one was the printing press.
It took centuries for us to work out how to use print fairly. Concepts like copyright, the novel and libraries were formed, which we all take for granted now.
Although it seems like lots has happened... personal computers, the world wide web, smart phones… Really, it’s only just begun.
The original Internet was decentralized. Anyone could set up parts of it. That’s why it won.
For various reasons, control of our information technologies is increasingly falling into a few hands. Some big companies and Governments.
We want it to become decentralized. Again.
Why should anyone care?
Motivations for decentralizing the internet vary. These four keep coming up:
- Resilience - whether there’s a hurricane, a severed trans-atlantic cable or just a train line with a poor connection, we’d like to be able to carry on making phone calls and sharing documents.
- Privacy - as a company keeping our commercial secrets, or as an individual concerned about our government overstepping the line, we'd like our most personal messages not to be held in distant data centres.
- Competition - instead of being buyers forced to buy books from one store, or sellers forced to use one payment processor, we'd like democratic digital marketplaces and currencies.
- Innovation - innovation on the network is slowing down, and increasingly either superficial or limited to large companies. Instead, we'd like our community to form new protocols so that creative new services can be built.