[Cultura Digital] Web 3.0 Volume 4 |  Decentralization

[Cultura Digital] Web 3.0 Volume 4 | Decentralization

What was the original purpose of the Internet? This is definitely not about the greedy exploitation of some people on many, an old model that we have already noticed is not sustainable for society and the planet.


[20.05.2022]


Per Alexander AdoglioAt CMO Sonica And digital entrepreneurs.
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Note: None of the investments in this article are recommended, this content is for educational purposes only and expresses the opinion of the author. Always do your own research for any type of financial investment.

Since our ancestors came down from the trees and we began to come together for the loss of the same objectives as a pack, we have adopted as a model of social coexistence of the collective through leadership and centralized decisions.

However, in the early days of what we now call the “Internet”, the simple idea of ​​centralizing something created hatred. The ideological basis that people like Tim Berners-Lee Thinking of dedicating oneself to this development means maximizing the democratization of information, both in terms of access and ownership.

In fact, it goes back to the basic philosophy behind the Internet, which was designed to decentralize US communications during the Cold War and make them less vulnerable to attack. So much so that initially the online tools were working for free without data sharing, for example in the BBS technology of online chats and Torrent Numerous machines connected to make files available on the network for download.

This first period of educational freedom was followed by technology entrepreneurs (many of whom were funded by the US government) who sought to develop tools to make the Internet ubiquitous, first with e-mail services, then with browsers, applications, and other online features. . Appeared here Big Fucking Tech CorpsThere are trillions circulating these days and they are setting the rules for how we should think, communicate, win and lose.

Take for example social media platforms, where your data (all your photos, messages, etc.) is stored only on centralized servers owned by the platform providers. They control access to that information, meaning they will never know if you use your data for something you dislike. The same is true of banks and our current monetary system. It is a centralized system in which some organizations make decisions.

Disappointed with the flow of life, the epidemic that brought everyone to their knees, and the model that succumbed to the will of a few, the legacy of the Industrial Revolution that benefited humanity so much, but when such movements arose, it seemed meaningless. Therefore Great resignationWhich forced millions to resign in search of a new model of living.

Web 3.0 Paradigm Shift is designed. / Source: 101 Blockchain

Now, with the advent of blockchain technology, information is shared on a chain and stored in a decentralized public ledger that records the status of any type of information. These can be cash transactions, but any other type of information that changes their status over time. Blockchain is maintained on multiple computers connected in an open or closed peer-to-peer network that anyone can join. This means that anyone can write (and read) information on a blockchain.

To ensure that the new information recorded is accurate and not corrupted and that the old records have not been altered or modified, a consent mechanism makes it very costly to corrupt the blockchain network. Currently, the most commonly used are consensus systems Proof of work (Used to standardize Bitcoins) and Proof-of-steak (Used to standardize Solana for example). This whole process is often referred to as “securing the network”.

In recent years, this emerging technology has made it possible to develop applications that do not need to be stored in one place, that is, we can develop software and, instead of sharing its files on a single server, we can split it. Part. In many places, Daps.

It is a common practice that users of this software also own it, that is, you can use it without exchanging your personal data and, in addition, make money with the performance of the tool through automated system (Smart deal) For community management and participation through tokens (NFTs, operational, participation, social etc.).

Dapps, a new technology for web decentralization.

P2P | Point to point technology

When we access the web nowadays, our computers use the HTTP protocol in the form of a web address to find information stored in a specific location, usually on the same server. In contrast, with Dapps you will get information based on its contents, which means it can be stored in many places at the same time. As a result, this form of web includes all the computers that provide the service, as well as access to it, known as peer-to-peer connectivity.

Such a system would allow for cracking of vast databases currently centralized by Internet companies instead of users (hence the decentralized web). In principle, this will provide better protection for users from private and government surveillance, as data will no longer be easily accessible to third parties.

Technology is booming to enable this type of activity, as Cos.tv is the first video platform supported by Contentos’ blockchain where you can watch videos, share content and get rewards in COS tokens / currency, a great decentralization for YouTube. There is an option. , Which occasionally blocks related content due to non-transparent usage policies. Zeronet is an alternative to the existing web, where websites are hosted by a network of participating computers rather than centralized servers, protected by the same encryption used for Bitcoin.

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Decentralized systems have more open access to information and, most importantly, do not rely on a single component. This is important when bad actors come to power, because they can never control the whole system by controlling just one factor. By the same token, decentralized structures are difficult to break down because there is no point in failing.

The disadvantage of a decentralized system is the difficulty in coordinating the decision-making process, as responsibility is distributed to all participants in a given network.

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Web 3.0 does not require “permission”, meaning that central authorities do not determine which services are accessed, or require “trust”, meaning that mediators are not required for virtual transactions between two or more parties. Since these agencies and intermediaries collect most of the data, Web 3.0 technically better protects the user’s privacy. This means that instead of customers accessing the Internet through services mediated by companies like Google, Apple or Facebook, they own and control the departments and applications they use.

A recent gay event in Florida (USA) explores a powerful concept that is somewhat of a liberal economic nature, but one that seeks to integrate the latest technology in the field, especially the DeFi we have already mentioned. Large scale decentralization is benefiting the society. Some of this content is available here.

And at this point we begin to understand The real impact of Web 3.0 on the lives of millions of peopleFinding the true primary purpose of the Internet through unlimited sharing of information, personal evaluation, equal distribution of results, democratization of access and primarily freedom of expression. It’s not about entrepreneurs making money from their online business, but about the greedy exploitation of a few people over many, in the old model of action that is not sustainable for us, society and the planet.

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