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(PDF) Corona and the commons | Michel Bauwens -

(PDF) Corona and the commons | Michel Bauwens - | Networked Society |

The article addresses an important stage that the pandemic brought to the transition of the transition from the “old” to the “new” ways of organising Society. Points to an attitude emerging from changes. The Corona crisis, despite weaknesses and errors, has shown what can be done and how quickly institutions can adapt and change their choices, since life is at stake and, therefore, its legitimacy.


This process towards ‘partner state’ practices and public-commons protocols will not be automatic, and will be an alternative to a coercive and authoritarian state-centric model, which could be one of the negative outcomes of this crisis. 

Find the whole article of Michel Bauwens in pdf format at this link: 

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Will the corona crisis in the end be an important accelerator of the transformation of society from its present top down command structured state into a society that is more commons and p2p oriented? Michel Bauwens believes this may be the case and he says so why in this article on academia...

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What is Holochain, Holo and the HOT Token?

What is Holochain, Holo and the HOT Token? | Networked Society |

Holochain provides foundational technology to allow people to connect with one another, with a choice of what data they share. As such, Holo is creating a bridge platform between users of Holochain and the traditional internet.


Holochain is seeing increased adoption welcoming new Holochain applications (hApps), offering developers an efficient and cheaper alternative to blockchains.


This has been achieved with substantially lower upfront and running costs, instant transaction finality, and without traditional consensus algorithms.


All this is possible thanks to Holochain’s distributed hash table (DHT).


The Holo token (HOT) reached new all-time-highs recently as the Holochain platform has gained industry-wide recognition. 

You can find the whole article here: 

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

An excellent basic expllanation for beginners of what this emerging technology called Holo is all about and what it can do to wean us from addiction to centralized servers and build a real peer-to-peer net. 

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Introduction to Holochain, A Post-Blockchain Crypto Technology

Introduction to Holochain, A Post-Blockchain Crypto Technology | Networked Society |

When Bitcoin entered the scene in 2008/2009, it wasn’t with a bang. Designed as an alternative to the legacy financial system, it attracted little attention at first, not least because few people really understood it. For the first few years, the majority of the conversation centred on the currency aspect – for good reasons. It was only in the last few years that the conversation shifted to the underlying technology that makes Bitcoin work: the blockchain.


But while all of this was going on, another effort was already well underway. Even before the publication of the Bitcoin whitepaper, a relatively obscure group called The MetaCurrency Projectoutlined a very different technology. In contrast to Satoshi Nakamoto, the intention of this group was never to create a (pseudo-) anonymous digital cash. Instead, they were looking for ways to enable more sophisticated social coordination, an effort that resulted in their post- (or pre-?) blockchain technology called Holochain


And given that the limits of blockchain architecture are becoming readily apparent thanks to the scaling debate and forking fiascos, we are in need of other systems to carry forward the massive project of decentralization they began. Holochain, as you will see, is uniquely positioned to pick up that baton and bring it over the finish line. 


Link to the full article as always in the title, or here... 

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This is an excellent article to explain Holo, the post blockchain technology, to anyone still confused about Bitcoin and blockchain technology. There is an alternative ... and it is growing. 

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Yes, I did drop 90GB of my work to Public Domain

Yes, I did drop 90GB of my work to Public Domain | Networked Society |

See the story


At the dawn of an inevitable change of era, I have decided to release much of my work as a digital artist and teacher into the public domain (meaning free to get, use, reuse, modify and share): 


Torrent download (90GB zip) / alternate magnet link 


Web download (folders and files browsing) 


I decided to leave the art industry. I believed - or attempted to believe - that through entertainment, we could raise awareness of the ecocide's reality and perhaps help bring about systemic change through mass-narratives. 


But I think today that the problem is precisely linked to a phenomenon of scale. Any desire to produce emotions, truths, thoughts, stories, art, desires, whose finality is mass broadcasting is part of the problem. 


By this act, I therefore deliberately destroy years spent building a career in concept art, to free my creative energy from the restraints in which it was embedded and thus mobilize it in other forms...

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Yessss - we need more "public domain". Actually, everything on the internet should be in the public domain. Open to anyone to know, work with, and re-distribute!

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Building an Ethical Children's App in a Dopamine Addicted World (ichigo's "off-white"​ paper)

Building an Ethical Children's App in a Dopamine Addicted World (ichigo's "off-white"​ paper) | Networked Society |

“Whereas Google envisages an era of machine dominance through artificial intelligence, you will rule your machines, and they will serve you as intelligent, willing slaves. You will be the ‘oracle’ that programs your life and dictates to your tools." 


The current system of centralized networks is broken, leading to broken health, relationships, emotions, security, and privacy. To me, this is unacceptable. Why must it be this way? Are we completely powerless against the forces of 'big tech' and advertising companies? Maybe so, unless we as a society (and perhaps more importantly, as consumers) take a stand, stop using their apps, and start developing decentralized alternatives.


We must take control of our technology and make it be known that our personal data is not theirs to use as they see fit.

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A laudable initiative, to break with Big Tech''s monetization of users' data. Developing a decentralized app for children to communicate with their friends... 

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Holochain Ecosystem Session with Kizuna

#holochain #OpenSource #Kizuna
Welcome to Holochain Ecosystem Sessions! David Atkinson interviewed Kizuna Team. Watch the interview now!

Kizuna is a distributed, peer-to-peer, non-profit messaging application that prioritizes privacy, security, and user-centricity.

✅Kickstarter Campaign is Live here:

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A more human internet

Each of us wants to have control over how and with whom we interact. In order to evolve and thrive, our communities must support everyone's uniqueness. Yet today, our online relationships are dominated by centralized corporate web sites.

Holochain enables a distributed web with user autonomy built directly into its architecture and protocols. Data is about remembering our lived and shared experiences. Distributing the storage and processing of that data can change how we coordinate and interact. With digital integration under user control, Holochain liberates our online lives from corporate control over our choices and information.

✅Developer Forum:

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This is real p2p internet coming alive. Holo is building a network that basically runs on users' resources, not on centralized servers. This video discusses a messaging application called Kizuna that's being developed to run on that network...

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Solutions for Resisting Technocracy

James Corbett joins Vinny Eastwood of The Vinny Eastwood Show to discuss solutions for an increasingly technocratic world.


From acts of resistance like culture jamming to building alternative currencies and self-sustaining communities in the peer-to-peer economy, don't miss this important discussion of what people can do to take their lives back into their own hands. 



Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

What is the antidote to a technocratic, fully controlled society ?  It involves going local, linking up directly in p2p mode. Local self sufficient communities can make big government, multinational industry, big banking and the technocrats irrelevant...

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Why Your Nation-State Is On Its Way To The Scrap Heap of History

Why Your Nation-State Is On Its Way To The Scrap Heap of History | Networked Society |

Here’s where the ongoing communications revolution comes in. It’s facilitated the possibility of Phyles.


The concept of phyles originated with the sci-fi writer Neil Stephenson, in his seminal book Diamond Age. I’ve always been a big fan of quality science fiction. There’s no question sci-fi has been, and still is, a vastly better predictor of social and technological trends than anything else—including full-time “think tanks.”


The book, set mostly in China in the near future, posits that while states still exist, they’ve been overwhelmed in importance by the formation of phyles. Phyles are groups of people bound by whatever is important to them. Maybe it will be their race, religion, or culture. Maybe their occupation or hobby. Maybe their worldview or what they want to accomplish in life. Maybe it’s a fairly short-term objective. There are thousands—millions—of possibilities.


The key is that a phyle might provide much more than a fraternal or beneficial organization (like Rotary or Lions) does. I take the concept quite seriously. It’s one reason I believe organized charity is on its way out. “Big charity” is mostly a scam to benefit its managers and allow its enablers to feel righteous, while generally degrading its supposed beneficiaries.


Phyles would know their members personally, obviating most fraud and self-aggrandizement.


In the same vein, phyles might provide insurance services very effectively, since a like-minded group—held together by peer pressure and social approbation—eliminates a lot of moral risk. It might very well offer protection services; a criminal might readily harm a citizen “protected” by a State. But they’ll think twice before attacking members of the Mafia—which is, in fact, a criminal variety of phyle.


People are social. They’ll inevitably organize themselves into groups for all the reasons you can imagine.

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Are nation states in trouble? One might be forgiven for thinking so when observing the absolutely assinine and frankly destructive reactions to a "deadly virus", all dictated from some back room at the WHO ... With economic breakdowns in the offing, something must give, and the author of this piece thinks it is the nation state...

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Big Brother, Blockchain Babies, Coded Religion, and “Good” Behavior –

Big Brother, Blockchain Babies, Coded Religion, and “Good” Behavior – | Networked Society |

I wrapped up my previous post about the blockchain social impact platform noting that digital identity is THE KEY element required to make speculative markets in human capital data function. The game of gambling on life outcomes requires:


1) unique personal identifiers


2) predictive analytics protocols to set the odds


3) constant monitoring of those receiving services, including inputs and outputs


4) fluid cross-border payment systems tied to real-time data flows, and


5) data aggregation and deal fulfillment platforms.


If you don’t have the first item, the unique identifier, the game cannot even start...


Read the whole article here 

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Our lives regulated by digital big brother? - Hmmmm

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The Holocene Explosion (2.1): Game-Changing Possibilities in a World of Unenclosable Carriers

The nutritional content per calorie of the modern diet has declined significantly over the last 100 years, thanks to the predominance of ultra-processed food, the filling of many mass-produced products with simple carbohydrates and non-nutritional fillers, changes in varieties of crops grown to increase yields, and a decline in the quality of fresh food as a result of soil depletion and possibly even increased carbon in the atmosphere. 

But what if…

…these surface-level problems exist because there are structural issues with the very mechanisms by which food is created, sold, and distributed? What if the soil is depleted and the food is overprocessed because of enclosed-carrier dynamics that have created big-ag and big-food giants who control much of the market — and whose incentives are directly misaligned with our nutritional needs?


Our access to food is controlled by centralized market players that we don’t get to choose. Mega-corporations like Kraft & Nestle control companies up and down the whole supply chain. Shelves at supermarket chains display the products that most serve the interests of the industry’s major stakeholders, and those products are filled with ingredients that do the same. Farmers are paid simply for pounds of yield, and so they understandably favor the cheapest way to achieve high outputs, without regard to the nutritional content of the food or the harmful effects of chemical herbicides or fertilizers. 


Even as healthier growing practices become theoretically more profitable as a result of rising consumer demand, many farmers remain entrenched in low-nutrition, high-chemical growing practices because they lack access to the funding required to make the requisite shifts in their operations. It’s the biggest agriculture companies that have access to the cheapest funding, and they make that funding available to growers who buy the company’s products, sell the company their yields, or both. 


Projects like JOOLES turn these downward-spiral economics on their heads by providing funding needed for growers to tap into new, profitable markets based on high-quality (not just high-quantity) output metrics. And they help us begin to imagine a world of unenclosable carriers in which consumers are empowered to reinvent incentive structures that encourage the existence of the nutrition they actually want, free from the enclosures of entrenched interests that today serve to protect the status quo. 


To read the whole article, which is part of a series that explains what Holochain will be doing, go here... 


Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

Is food production rigged to favour Big-Ag and Big-Food? Certainly. Will it be possible to change that? The people behind Holochain think so. Here is an article, part of a series, explaining how food could and should be produced differently.

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Free Software Foundation — working together for free software

Free Software Foundation — working together for free software | Networked Society |

The FSF is a charity with a worldwide mission to advance software freedom.


Free software developers guarantee everyone equal rights to their programs; any user can study the source code, modify it, and share the program. By contrast, most software carries fine print that denies users these basic rights, leaving them susceptible to the whims of its owners and vulnerable to surveillance. 


ShoeTool is an animated fairy tale about an elf shoemaker who thinks he buys a machine to help him make shoes... only to find out that there are there are strings attached to his "purchase."


Please show your support for free software and this video by promoting it on your social media using the #shoetool hashtag.


Here's a short URL to it:

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

Free software seeks to give users control over the programs they use. It's all about the restrictive licenses that constrain use and re-use in pretty much everything these days... 

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IRREGULATORS vs. FCC: Exposing and prosecuting a vast, illegal financial scandal behind 5G

IRREGULATORS vs. FCC: Exposing and prosecuting a vast, illegal financial scandal behind 5G | Networked Society |

A groundbreaking conversation with the IRREGULATORS. This may be the most significant development since our 5G Crisis Summit, to redirect 5G in the United States.


Scott McCollough is a career telecom legal expert, and former Assistant Texas Attorney General and Contract Consumer Advocate. Reminding me of “Red” from That 70s Show, Scott is a lovable Texan hardass with a big heart underneath. He also happens to know the legal side of telecom and utilities better than virtually anyone else in the nation. 


In the highlights compiled in the first 3 minutes of the interview, Scott outlined some key points in this scandal involving misappropriated funds which he estimates now totals a shocking $1 Trillion over the last 16 years:

“We had a bait and switch. We paid for a bunch of fiber to the home, and now we’re getting 5G instead.”

“We started this accounting thing not because we wanted to kill 5G, but because it was the right thing to do, once we figured out how badly local and intra-state wireline ratepayers were getting screwed.”


In the interview, Bruce Kushnick reveals how they have obtained financial documents from Verizon NY — which has previously been quietly designated as New York’s official telecom utility — that clearly show several billion dollars per year in misappropriation and theft. 


Scott estimates the amount of funds that wireless giants are stealing from wireline ratepayers to be $60 Billion per year, and sees this as a cash cow that has illegally funded 5G deployments.

“[The IRREGULATORS’ suit] is a knife in the heart of the underlying economics that currently drive 5G.


“If we are successful… 5G cannot sustain itself on an economic basis if it has to pay its own way.” 

Video 1:30 hours and article here... 

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

Legal challenge to the rollout of 5G in the USA. “We had a bait and switch. We paid for a bunch of fiber to the home, and now we’re getting 5G instead...”

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Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales has launched an alternative to Facebook and Twitter

Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales has launched an alternative to Facebook and Twitter | Networked Society |

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is launching a social-media website called WT: Social. The platform aims to compete with Facebook and Twitter, except instead of funding it using advertising, Wales is taking a page from the Wikipedia playbook and financing it through user donations.


"The business model of social media companies, of pure advertising, is problematic," Wales told Financial Times. "It turns out the huge winner is low-quality content."


WT: Social got its start as Wikitribune, a site that published original news stories with the community fact-checking and sub-editing articles. The venture never gained much traction, so Wales is moving it to the new platform with a more social networking focus.

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

This is like a pre-announcement, the site is in no way ready for prime time yet. You can sign up and contribute to the development, but it is far away from feeling like either Facebook or Twitter. Still, a laudable initiative.

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Sensocracy: Heaven or Hell on Earth? w/ Alexander Bard

November 12th, 2020

Sensocracy is the unavoidable replacement of politics as we know it, when sensors tied to our senses around the planet will measure our preferences every second rather than every four years or so in a voting booth. The difference from today's politics will be at least as radical as the difference between monarchy and democracy as we have known them. But will sensocracy be a central computer A.I. police-state dictatorship, as currently planned in Communist China, or can the rest of the world respond with a properly developed concept of a sensocracy that remains free, open and creative? The key is who controls the algorithms, will that be you and your own tribe, or will that be algorithms corrupted by desperate capital and manipulated by invasive political correctness that instead control your mind?

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An interesting talk and q and a about how to create that future world we all are looking for ... how to get around the pitfalls that are very much in evidence now.

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Elemental Chat Public Test: Success and Learnings - HOLO

Elemental Chat Public Test: Success and Learnings - HOLO | Networked Society |

A week and a half ago, we invited the wider public to try out a proof-of-concept app called Elemental Chat that was designed to stress-test the Holochain framework and the Holo hosting network built on it. 


We finished the test yesterday, and from the entire team’s perspective, it went wonderfully and also provided us with excellent learnings. 


Elemental Chat is a pretty bare-bones chat app, so if you tried it out, it might not have seemed special. It isn’t as fancy as Slack or Discord. But under the hood, there’s a lot happening to bridge the traditional web to the P2P world.


And as far as we know, our approach is unique. Holochain + Holo hosting can blend the offline-friendliness of self-run nodes with the portability of web access, all while maintaining users’ sovereignty and making their experience pleasant and familiar... 


See the whole announcement here: 

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

The first beginnings of an independent, user-maintained internet experience. We are talking about gradually eliminating our dependency on centralized servers and walled garden social networks... 

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(PDF) CoMapping-SocialNetwork-finaldraft.pdf | Julia Pichler -

(PDF) CoMapping-SocialNetwork-finaldraft.pdf | Julia Pichler - | Networked Society |
This is a draft paper, published on  describing a project to use  to bring together 'transitioners' towards a sustainable, abundant-for-all future based on collaboration, involving clean energy, a fair economic system, local food production based on permaculture, and more... 


From the author: 


"I did not intend to publish a final draft as "published", but as P2PFoundation is not operative in the way i estimated, i will have to rewrite it. Until then, the design should already be discussed as described here. #altrusitic #keydesign #interdisciplinaryopendevelopment #strategicempowerment


Julia Pichler 


Strategist, Architect, Permaculture Designer, Writer, Artist - Dancer, Nature Lover, Cities Lover, Creativity Lover, Joyful Sports Lover, True Love ( Revolution)


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P2P researchers and 'transitioners' towards a sustainable future take note. 

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Brave browser takes step toward enabling a decentralized web

Brave browser takes step toward enabling a decentralized web | Networked Society |

Brave has just taken a step toward supporting a decentralized web by becoming the first browser to offer native integration with a peer-to-peer networking protocol that aims to fundamentally change how the internet works.


The technology is called IPFS (which stands for InterPlanetary File System), a relatively obscure transport protocol that promises to improve on the dominant HTTP standard by making content faster to access and more resilient to failure and control. 


Benefits of the new approach include faster speeds because data can be distributed and stored closer to the people who are accessing it, as well as lower server costs for the original publisher of the content. But perhaps most importantly, IPFS has the potential to make web content much more resilient to failures and resistant to censorship. 


Read the whole article here: 

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

Going towards a decentralized internet, where not everything comes from a central server. Brave is the first browser that supports the protocol in native mode. Other browsers need an extension. It's a small step, but we're moving... 

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A Real People World, Anyone?

A Real People World, Anyone? | Networked Society |

Despite being bombarded by news of the Great Reset (what the United Nations has been advocating since 1992 as a “comprehensive blueprint for the reorganization of human society”), too many are still unaware of the outcome of our accumulated self-interested actions.


This systemic outcome is explained by German-born Italian sociologist Robert Michels in Political Parties. Published in 1911, Michels shares his first-hand experience as a member of the German Social Democratic Party. Of how by their very nature and designall complex organizations, no matter how democratic at the start, eventually evolve into oligarchieswhere power ends up in the hands of the very few.


Since our default setting fuels a debt-based/rent-seeking system, isn’t this how corporate persons (especially Big Business) addict us to co-creating and living a social contracta “from cradle to grave” business plan?


As your behavior systemically aligns with Smith’s vision and the system addicts many to wanting to win at all costs, won’t you be on auto-pilot to just think and do more of the same for yourself?


Read all of it here: 

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

Are you thinking about how the world could be different? What Betty Lim says here is that we must first realize how, by conforming to "business as usual" it is really us who create the world we have. Once we realize that, perhaps we can figure out how to bring about the change we want. 

Betty Lim's comment, December 25, 2020 10:12 PM
Will strangers anywhere co-catalyze actualizing a social contract that's legally Pro Real People (instead of being Pro Corporate Persons)? It will require a mindset shift from "Me" to "We" as we move from "Control" to "Empowerment" by Doing.

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Are food Commons the next innovation pathway for urban food policies?

Are food Commons the next innovation pathway for urban food policies? | Networked Society |

The concept of “commons” is one of these ideas that is difficult to pin down: what exactly are commons? And what do they have to do with food? In a book co-edited by Jose Luis Vivero-Pol, Tomaso Ferrando, Olivier De Schutter and Ugo Mattei, called the Routledge Handbook of Food as a Commons, engaged scholars and activists from different backgrounds introduce us to this notion and give us a peak into what food policies relying on the premise that food is a commons could look like. 


What is at the heart of the commons is a decision made by a community that some resources should be governed by all for everybody’s interest, because those resources are essential to all. In this sense, food can be valued as a commons. 


Our societies have turned a fundamental need into a for-profit commodity. 


If cities were to recognize that food is not only a commodity, then it would open great opportunities for innovation. 


Find it here... 

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

What is at the heart of the commons is a decision made by a community that some resources should be governed by all for everybody’s interest, because those resources are essential to all. In this sense, food can be valued as a commons. 

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Imagine no money - every peer enterprise can & network

Imagine no money - every peer enterprise can & network | Networked Society |

Peer Enterprise Commons Alliance Network - PECAN

Imagine no possessions; I wonder if you can. John Lennon

The “no money” concept is a paradigm shift from a single currency (money) to multiple currencies which have each other as reserves as well as their unique value input as a commitment.


The other paradigm shift is about private ownership or possession, compared to sharing an asset or enterprise, a share of benefits, an allocation, a role in the entirety of all the required contributions, a share of “to have and to hold”, to make available, appreciate, enjoy, improve and maintain.

More viable than single token ecosystem: The 80/20 dual token network model. 


A) 80% (market cap) native primary stable token, unit shares of liquidity basket for spending and financial transactions B) 20% (proportional issuance) tertiary staking token for saving, investment in the ecosystem, prefunding the ecosystem budgets and securing the consensus validation network.

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

Can local currencies and tokens be linked and made interoperable? It would seem so, per this proposal, that would go a long way towards building a local currency ecosystem...

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Platform Transparency

Platform Transparency | Networked Society |

Platforms and big tech determine much of our lives, it is only just they should be transparent to users. Algorithms and rules must be transparent. 


It has become abundantly clear in these times that the major social media platforms and search engines we use to get information and to communicate with our friends the world over, are less than transparent and that several of them actually engage in censorship of “unwelcome” views and information. 


Since many of our interactions happen through these electronic means of communication, this is a less than satisfactory state of affairs. It actually constitutes serious interference in our freedom of expression and our ability to form views to express. 


Censorship of views, the skewing of search results and deliberate deviation away from certain topics of discussion, have no place in a free society. I would therefore like to introduce a concept, a principle that needs to find its way into our legislation and perhaps more than that, into networking codes of practice. It is the concept of platform transparency... 

You can find the whole artice here: 

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

Platforms and big tech determine much of our lives, it is only just they should be transparent to users. Algorithms and rules must be transparent.

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The Rise and Fall of Networks -  by Jordan Hall 

The Rise and Fall of Networks -  by Jordan Hall  | Networked Society |

We are aware of the phenomenon called “Metcalfe’s Law.” Roughly that the value of a network is proportional to the square of the number of users connected to the system. This “network effect” is perhaps the most important value driver in the world today. Because the value of the network increases with the number of people on the network, there is a self fulfilling prophecy. Past a critical point the biggest network is more attractive than any other competing network. Which means that it gets more users. Which means that it gets more valuable. Which means that it is more attractive. 


It can be a pretty quick ride to monopolistic vastness. Just ask Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. 


OK. Lets call this feedback loop the “network attractor.” Once you have achieved some critical point, your platform is like a black hole that sucks in everything and makes escape increasingly impossible. 


Now I would like to introduce a new concept. Perhaps even a new law.


Any for-profit entity that is founded on the value of network effects must maximally extract that value to the limit of the network attractor. This produces an ‘extractive repulsor’ force. As the limit is approached, the network becomes poised at fragility.


Read the whole article here 

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

The straw that will break the camel's back ... "Any for-profit entity that is founded on the value of network effects must maximally extract that value..."

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Unenclosable Carriers and the Future of Communication

All communication relies on one or more carriers. At the most basic level, when you’re speaking to a group of people in a room, the air is the carrier for the sound waves moving through it. You pass breath through your vocal chords and shape your mouth in funny ways, and a bunch of compression waves emerge and fill the room with information that others then decode. No one can just grab the words out of the air to stop them from reaching someone else. The carrier is unenclosable


As the speed and scale of communication has increased, so have the layers of enclosable carriers on which our communication relies. In newsprint and on television, it’s the advertisers, as well as executives who are bound to the interests of boards and shareholders, who exert both apparent and hidden control over the content we receive. 


And of course we have the internet, which has given us a taste of radical participation and democratized access to information, but whose filters on access and information have caused increasing alarm.


One key ingredient in making any system fundamentally unenclosable is the ability for anyone to create segmented spaces of coherence into and out of which people can freely associate, with rulesets that are particular to those spaces. 


Another key ingredient of our unenclosable system is forkability, which means that anyone is free to leave any space, create another based on the same (or similar) source codes and rulesets, and invite people to the new version.


For true forkability, users need to be able to migrate easily between versions, taking their data from one version — for example their complete activity on a social network or search engine — and load it into the new version. 


Holochain is designed precisely to foster the kind of ecosystem we’ve been describing, with the ‘islands’ being applications that anyone can easily spin up by creating or forking code. Holochain also makes it simple to move between ‘islands’ by allowing users to control their data in such a way that it’s easy to bring along to new applications. 


We believe that by providing an unenclosable carrier for an unlimited range of applications, Holochain will enable the next internet — one that doesn’t involve corporations, governments, or surveillance systems in the middle of our communication and collaboration. 

To read the whole article from which this has been excerpted, go here... 

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

Our communications and our interactions are controlled in various ways by those who think they know what's best for us and who can profit from having such controling power. How would it be if we had ways to interact directly with each other, that were outside of anyone's ability to control? Some people are working on this, and here is an article - first in a series of three - describing how this will be achieved.

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Music On The Blockchain: An Overview Of The Leading Developments Transforming The Industry —

Music On The Blockchain: An Overview Of The Leading Developments Transforming The Industry — | Networked Society |

"The music industry is broken,” has been said many times. Built upon models designed in a pre-digital world, the back-end infrastructure of the music business has failed to adapt to the needs of musicians, markets, and industry organizations.


Systems of rights management, accounting, and payment distributions used in the industry have not upgraded along with the other internet technologies that have changed the industry, becoming a fragmented mess, leaving countless artists unable to make any sort of decent living off their work, and delivering equally-damaging blows to the profitability of record labels and publishers.


While the problems plaguing the music industry are broad and complex, the emergence of blockchain technology has been foreseen to be THE disruptive, transformative force in solving the challenges faced. 


Not only will the blockchain level the playing field for artists, granting them direct access to markets and means to get paid instantly for the sale of their art - versus middlemen taking huge cuts and slowing payments through overcomplicated processes - industry-wide infrastructural evolution built upon blockchain developments hold the potentially for massively increasing organizational accounting & payment efficiencies, while simultaneously unlocking billions worth of assets through new licensing structures possible though an integrated, collaborative ecosystem utilizing a transparent distributed ledger, smart contracts, and digital-identity-based reputation systems. 


The article is a collection of the information of what is happening with music in the blockchain space.

It also has some short video presentations.

You can find it here... 


Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

Musicians want clear rules and a simple-to-use system for distributing their music and getting paid for it. Blockchain technology offers a way to achieve that.

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