Just talking to a co-worker about the nature of the federated internet - and the proliferation and censorship of objectionable nodes as they appear - and it occurred to me that most federated networks rely on the existence of benevolent dictators maintaining rules, standards and so on. The problem? History tells us very few dictators are benevolent.
@jonbeckett we need serverless systems. in the fediverse, someone still has to pay money and use their time to run servers for strangers. you still rely on nice strangers. now, how could this or something like it work though without servers? not sure.
this looks intriguing for private messaging.
uses tor, and there are no servers. all clients can just talk to each other. https://getsession.org/
@jonbeckett and looking into sessions more there are servers for nodes and some weird cryptocurrency thing going on with it....bad example...
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