Supernova: Decentralization and Control

December 9th, 2002 | Posted by paul in Uncategorized

Some take-aways from Supernova so far – first the obvious – decentralized networks are simply superior to any other form of network architecture, in terms of redundancy and resiliency. The question is will this technical decentralization actually result in political decentralization? Participatory democracy is possible, but will it ever flourish? Already the Feds consider wifi a terrorist threat. And now the big-boys are creating Cosmeta with the potential of co-opting this technology before it ever gets out of the gate.

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