Article: What Will The Future Internet Look Like?

Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

What Will The Future Internet Look Like?

When the Web 3.0 arrives it will be marked by many of the features already familiar to proponents of blockchain technology. With the Web 3.0  individuals and businesses will be able to trade assets and information with others whom they do not already know or trust without an intermediary. This will rapidly increase the opportunities for everyone to interact, creating a far richer set of experiences.

While the internet has always promised decentralization, the Web 3.0 will deliver it: a freer and more community driven world wide web.

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Article: Why are we still using email in the age of instant messaging?

Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

Why are we still using email in the age of instant messaging?

The struggle to provide meaningful real-time collaboration tools with outside parties is why email has remained so prevalent in the age of instant messaging. But change has arrived. An open, decentralized network benefits from being able to support interoperability between millions of users, making it well suited to the largest organizations and their entire ecosystem. Long gone are the days of being forced to switch between siloed systems.

Email may never die, but open-sourced and decentralized technologies will guide the way for the instant messaging and collaboration tool market. Interoperability is the key and Matrix is the open communication layer of the web that organizations have been looking for.

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Article: Blockchain and Distributed Web: Why You Should Care

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet

Blockchain and Distributed Web: Why You Should Care

In this first session, we sat down with CoLab’s Joe Gerber and Gavin McDermott to talk about the distributed web and blockchains and why it’s important to experiment with these emerging technologies. Many people conflate blockchain technology and bitcoin, but as Joe and Gavin discussed, bitcoin is a digital currency and one small piece of a larger movement powered by blockchain technology and the distributed web. In this post, we’ll break down why, as Joe and Gavin say, the web is being rewritten from the inside out.

Joe and Gavin boiled down their thinking for why blockchain technology and the distributed web are so game-changing to three core principles:

  • People now have permission by default
  • Data flowing freely
  • New types of coordination

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Article: What is blocking the decentralized internet?

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet

What is blocking the decentralized internet?

An everyday consumer would react with incredulity if they were only able to send an email from their Yahoo inbox to someone else with the same domain name. The idea that someone surfing the internet on Google Chrome couldn’t access a website found on the Safari browser is equally unimaginable. Yet this is the situation that the blockchain sector has found itself in — to the extent that convoluted processes have needed to be built to ensure that assets can make their way across blockchains. (One example here could be Wrapped Bitcoin, which involves depending on a centralized intermediary.)

One solution that is being actively touted right now is XRouter technology, which seeks to deliver the elusive “internet of blockchains” that so many have dreamed of. As well as being agnostic to the myriad networks that now exist, it operates on a free-market basis. In the long term, the goal is to ensure that payments can be made in any cryptocurrency, paving the way for a “social, economic and technological revolution.” The technology has been created and championed by The Blocknet.

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Article: Blockchain Is Not A Revolution, But An Evolution of the World Wide Web


Blockchain Is Not A Revolution, But An Evolution of the World Wide Web

The World Wide Web was born in 1989 — as a formless, borderless entity for information sharing. A digital commons for all, the Web has since nurtured the world’s most valuable companies: Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, and Amazon have all hit the trillion-dollar mark. But the digital awakening of the Web has also roused unintended effects: cyberattacks are now the norm, while privacy is not. Inequality and disaffection are at all-time-highs. How did the Web contribute to these phenomena? And how should we reshape the Web into a more positive force? The key answer surfaces as we view the Web as a sentient digital being.

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Article: Embracing Web 3.0: The New Internet Era Will Begin Soon

Web 3.0

Embracing Web 3.0: The New Internet Era Will Begin Soon

When something leaves the world, something new is born! Web 2.0 is soon going to be replaced with its smarter sibling i.e. Web 3.0; overcoming the issues of security and privacy.

Instead of insecure databases and opaque data sharing practices, Web 3.0 will return control to the users which mean they will be able to access data from anywhere; mainly being driven by cloud applications and smart-phones. Apart from security, personalization is another add-on!

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Article: How Web3.0 Can Become a Safe Haven for Private Data?

Blockchain, Crypto, Web 3.0

How Web3.0 Can Become a Safe Haven for Private Data?

It’s almost impossible to talk about Web3.0 without digging into blockchain and the surrounding crypto tech. The reason for this is simple. In the pre-crypto era, the dream of a decentralized web, controlled by people rather than governments or corporations, was just that, a dream. While Bitcoin’s or Ethereum’s success as a new currency is questionable, what it really did was tip the fragile balance. For the first time we saw a live demonstration of a decentralized network. But what the dream needs now is infrastructure.

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Penguin: Open Source and Big Data

Autonomous Internet, Data, Software

Weighing Open Source’s Worth for the Future of Big Data

“If you’re trying to overcome a technology like relational databases, which have been developed over decades and had gestation from every major university in the world that does computer science research, it takes a long time to climb that hill,” Kreps says. “What’s very different for us is there hasn’t really been this incredibly well-developed infrastructure layer in the space we’re entering. We get to kind of make it up as we go along, which is a huge advantage. “

This perhaps is the reason why — despite the availability of MySQL, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL RDBMs, the advent of modern NoSQL and NewSQL solutions, and scalable Hadoop and object-storage alternatives — proprietary RDBMs continue to drive the lion’s share of enterprise spending in the data management space.


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Phi Beta Iota: The time has come for a clean-sheet fresh start.  The Internet was designed for machine to machine communication, it was never designed for humans or content. We process less than 1% of the Big Data we have in hand and that in  turn is less than 1% of what is known. A post-Amazon post-Google Internet will be distributed and encrypted, including the 50% of humanity not on the Internet today, and enable paragraph level linking and weighting.