>>1189>You say they will fundamentally change many things about how we live and interact with tech but you don't mention anything that you envision.
its hard to envision the culture that will surround decentralized "apps" like these, in the same way it was hard to envision the current crypto epidemic when bitcoin was first launched. i completely agree that it comes down to users and culture, and thats what im asking about. we are yet to see what happens if bitcoin gets mainstream adaption, though its happening slowly, especially in east asian countries.
>What happens when it's just another form of mandatory ID everyone you interact with wants to use it to track you
i take it you didnt read about urbit. youre in control of your data, its entirely open source, and you can run your own instance for you personally. reputation is an important part of identity and being able to prove youre reputable without being tracked is an important part of both online and offline life.
>What happens when crypto currency lobby groups form and try to pay off vendors to only accept one type of coin at their shops
this is an interesting question. what coin would they pick and why? where do these lobby groups come from? who can really say, right?
>What use is an anonymous internet when most sites refuse to allow you to view them without providing a legit urbit or something?
psuedonymity and anonymity are not at arms with each other. being truly anonymous is already a pipedream for the current internet we utilize. if a state nation wanted to expose you theres literally nothing you can do to stop it. >>1191>All I think this means is that those who wish to be anonymous and private will have an easier time of it and won't stick out as much.
this is very much a good thing. whether or not mainstream culture adopts it, having the option to utilize such tech is a big benefit.
> you aren't entitled to neither decentralised living, anonymity nor privacy of information.
with the exception of anonymity, both of the others are possible if you try to bring them into your life. its not fool proof, or easy, but it may be worthwhile if you believe it to be. the technology to do these things is also growing both in popularity and in functionality, so it may be possible to a greater degree in the future.
>but a political and cultural revolution would have to occur first before a digital revolution
i agree with >>1199
i think they both go hand in hand. for a while now theres been societal unrest with the current order of power, but we havent come up with any better solution, and that requires the technology to be mature, which it isnt yet. maybe the political anger will fade by the time that happens, but if the technology doesnt exist, there is no way for the politics to be changed. that being said, technology by itself probably isnt enough to stir up this change, and we require serious effort dedicated to the idea that we need a new order to the manner in which power is distributed. >>1196>What needs mainstream adoption is the idea, not a particular program, device or protocol. Are we right?
>, but the whole cryptocoin environment should use different coins.
we need some form of communication across block chains that allows coins to be accepted for
coin, but that is a while away, if ever going to be possible. >>1198
is it really so surprising that people want accountability? i think this is normal. being anonymous has its time and place, and is a very important factor in society, but always
being anonymous is beneficial to nobody, and actively hurts some parties. we need some sort of system that allows both, while still securing users privacy.