An excellent piece on why decentralizing everything doesn't work and what to do instead by @ntnsndr – "We should care less about whether something is centralized or decentralized than whether it is accountable. An accountable system is responsive to both the common good for participants and the needs of minorities; it sets consistent rules and can change them when they don’t meet users’ needs." https://hackernoon.com/decentralizing-everything-never-seems-to-work-2bb0461bd168
@moonman @ntnsndr @kusti It’s clear that the term “decentralisation” is not helping this discussion. We must begin to understand that we’re not talking about some abstract notion of topological purity but about protecting the integrity of personhood in the digital and networked age. That’s what we’re losing with centralised tech infrastructure. Without integrity of the self, we become, once again, property not people.
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