Article: The Web Has a Missing Feature You Never Knew About

Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

The Web Has a Missing Feature You Never Knew About

Few people in this world can point to a decision they made at some point in the past and say with absolute certainty that if they’d taken a different route, it would have changed the world. Marc Andreessen is one of those people. As the co-founder of Netscape, Andreessen made an entirely rational decision to drop a feature that would mean they could ship a working product much faster. However, the result is that he’s spent a lot of time wondering how things would have turned out if the feature had stayed the course.

The feature in question is annotation – the ability to layer knowledge on web pages. Much of the information on the internet is in a read-only format, which doesn’t allow us to interact with it in the same way that readers and researchers have for centuries, writing notes in the margins of printed publications. It wasn’t intended to be like that.

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Article: The Overweb – Future of the Internet

Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

The Overweb – Future of the Internet

The internet is an absolute necessity in today’s world. From school-going kids to senior-most citizens, almost every single person relies on the web for their information. If this information is shared freely without any credibility, there is always a danger of people being misinformed or misled.

Projects like the Overweb can be of immense help in such a case. They create a secure hyper-dimensional web space where knowledge is layered and users are verified. This significantly increases the credibility of the information and also presents all relevant information in a single place for participants’ convenience.

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Article: How Austin is using blockchain to help the homeless

Blockchain, Governance

How Austin is using blockchain to help the homeless

A blockchain-based solution for homeless residents in Austin is currently being developed.

Austin is also exploring the use of 3D printing to tackle homelessness. Local startup Icon has begun 3D printing homes at Community First!, a 51-acre development that aims to eventually house 40 percent of Austin’s homeless population.

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