Web of Trust Audio News Distribution

December 10th, 2002 | Posted by paul in Uncategorized

Orginal Article on Slashdot:

Wearlab (University of Bremen) has designed a cool web of trust voice message routing system with a decaying credibility metric. It supports xmms and winamp. Source available for Linux and win32. “MPN makes it possible to deliver completely decentralized and independent news. Everyone has the possibility to be a reporter, no filtering publisher is required.

Decentralization via software is really kicking into high gear. The recent Supernova conference brought together some of the best minds on this subject. Decentralization combined with unbiquitous computing has the potential of totally changing the way society operates. Imagine a world, that is already totally information based, except that information is managed by applications and infrastructure that is primarily decentralized. My mind is still reeling from yesterdays conference, so stay tuned. I have a lot to say about where this could be heading. Needless to say, I am very excited.


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