Article: Open Access Fiber to Improve U.S. Internet Connectivity

Dark Fiber, Hardware, Open Source

Open Access Fiber to Improve U.S. Internet Connectivity

With Democratic control of the House, Senate, and White House and widespread support for an infrastructure bill, the United States has a narrow opportunity to catch up to the rest of the world on last-mile fiber deployment. Assuming that the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act will be the basis for any legislation included in the infrastructure bill, the act should be revised with open access infrastructure (including open conduit and dark fiber that are subject to government oversight) as its central tenet.

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Article: Why The Winklevoss Twins Say Facebook Won’t Exist 10 Years From Now….

Blockchain, Crypto, Decentralized Internet

Why The Winklevoss Twins Say Facebook Won’t Exist 10 Years From Now….

“The idea of a centralized social network is just not going to exist five or 10 years in the future. There’s a membrane or a chasm between the old world and this new crypto-native universe. And we’re the conduit helping people transcend the offline into the online.” Tyler Winkevoss tells Forbes.

They’re also helping to fund the tech to make it possible, becoming seed investors in Protocol Labs, which is focused on creating a decentralized internet that works independent of today’s centralized server structure.

Many in the crypto world will know the company from Filecoin, and later this year one of their workshops happens to be on building a decentralized social network, like Facebook.

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Article: Blockchain Education Is Necessary for a Decentralized Future, and Here’s Why

Academia, Blockchain, Decentralized Internet

Blockchain Education Is Necessary for a Decentralized Future, and Here's WhyBlockchain Education Is Necessary for a Decentralized Future, and Here’s Why

The society where people systematically ask the right questions such as “How is my data handled?,” “Who has access to it?,” “How do your algorithms work?” Such “trustless” attitude can — ironically — make the world more trustworthy, and human relations more cordial.

I like to imagine such a future. I believe that educating people for free will get us there the fastest. This encouraged us at D.Center to create a free educational resource. It is organized as a map of all things blockchain explained at different levels of detail.

People with various backgrounds, interests, and knowledge can all learn more about crypto-related matters. This is one way of introducing people to this great alternative that is the blockchain.

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Article: The Right Isn’t Serious About Stopping Big Tech Censorship Until It Starts Taking Action

Deplatforming, Governance

The Right Isn’t Serious About Stopping Big Tech Censorship Until It Starts Taking ActionThe Right Isn’t Serious About Stopping Big Tech Censorship Until It Starts Taking Action

Deplatforming poses little threat to establishment conservative institutions and personalities because they pose little threat to the left or to Silicon Valley. There’s no reason for the social media companies to ban them. But ignoring the problem of social media censorship is a great disservice to conservative voters and Americans in general because they do face a reduction in their ability to express themselves in the public square.

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Article: DeFi Should Look Beyond Tech Hubs for Growth

Blockchain, Money

DeFi Should Look Beyond Tech Hubs for Growth

If we want DeFi to become a functional standard and create a blueprint that works, we need to stop focusing on tech hubs that already have banking solutions and look to places that need the support dapps provide. Enthusiasts may innovate, but it’s consumers who truly push new products to market success. In this context, a remote farming village would be a more arable place for the DeFi revolution to grow – we just need to scatter the seeds.

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Stephen E. Arnold: How NOT to Create Web 3.0

Web 3.0

High School Science Club Management Guidelines: The View from an Engineer Working at Home Alone

I have been collecting examples of high school management manifested in high technology companies. I am interested in online, but any firm which embodies the elitism, the “we know better” attitude, and “it’s easier to say sorry that ask for permission” are fair game.

I read “What Silicon Valley “Gets” about Software Engineers that Traditional Companies Do Not” is an outstanding essay. It captures the essence of high school science club management method or HSSCMM.

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