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Besides, BTC isn't really decentralized anyway, the million-dollar-VC-backed miners basically control that ecosystem

yeah that's what i said.

SSBT, for example, has no consensus, so everything is subjective[1] (which makes it almost impossible to do anything useful with).

i disagree, there are a huge number of (fun) applications that don't need global (or strong) consensus.

You lost. No one cares about decentralization. Google won. Amazon won. Facebook won.

the war isn't over yet fam. i'm just trying to reclaim my homeland. don't forget that the reconquista took 700 years. if i can make something fun for myself that removes my dependency on centralized computer systems, i'll be happy. its a big universe, i don't have to kill the beast to build a nice rural community in the countryside. i just have to break its grip on myself and mine.

you should like, read the post tho. i'm actually arguing against blockchains and dhts because they don't scale well and require expensive internet infrastructure to operate.




> the war isn't over yet fam. i'm just trying to reclaim my homeland. don't forget that the reconquista took 700 years. [...] its a big universe, i don't have to kill the beast to build a nice rural community in the countryside.

Hyperbole aside (lol Reconquista), if you prefer to live on an island, decentralization is 100% fine. But be warned: my grandparents lived a very hard life farming and toiling the fields. It's not as glamorous as it sounds. Hobbes' bon sauvage is illusory.


i didn't mean like a literal rural community (ok maybe a little). the internet is a big place in any case. i don't have to "win" to create a self-sustaining community of users, developers, and other creatives. my goal is to make it easier for people to play with silly mesh tech. it isn't like a super serious startup looking to make a million bucks. i mean, we'll try to make money if we can, but right now we're doing research and exploring ways to make decentralized stuff less stupid, because current-gen p2p is kind of shit tbh

we will probably fail, but its whatever at least we'll have learned something and had some fun along the way


> Hobbes' bon sauvage

Rousseau’s


Common misconception. Hobbes was the primitivist, not so much Rousseau.




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