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A Second Internet, Coming Soon, Courtesy of the Blockchain
« on: September 30, 2016, 05:20:24 AM »
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Re: A Second Internet, Coming Soon, Courtesy of the Blockchain
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2016, 07:51:28 AM »
Query:  will this "new" internet allow us regular-joe users to avoid the crackdown that's coming once the U.S. gives up control of the root name servers to the likes of Russia and China?

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Re: A Second Internet, Coming Soon, Courtesy of the Blockchain
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2016, 08:22:51 AM »
Query:  will this "new" internet allow us regular-joe users to avoid the crackdown that's coming once the U.S. gives up control of the root name servers to the likes of Russia and China?
That's what I would like to see--alternatives to just one (even more heavily controlled) web.
Though done before photoshop...

Stalin's 'enemies' disappeared one by one through successive image alterations as they fell from grace. Even easier now, and Winston Smith's Memory Hole is alive and well in the digital age.

Just another 404...
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Re: A Second Internet, Coming Soon, Courtesy of the Blockchain
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2016, 07:21:02 PM »
I don't have a lot of understanding of the bitcoin blockchain, but as I understand it, it is essentially a self-supporting mechanism that does not require a central clearing house for its success; that is, its veracity can be relied upon even though there is no entity or organization that manages it or can vouchsafe for its veracity.  The backbone of the internet is the domain name system ("DNS"); the system that reflects the registration of domain names and maps domain names to IP addresses.  Right now the fundamental name servers are all maintained by, and vouchsafed by, ICANN, the company that Obama wants to cede to the authoritarians and tyrants of the world.  If a DNS system could be constructed along the lines of the bitcoin blockchain, then it would no longer depend on the whims of an organization controlled by people and countries who cannot be trusted.

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Re: A Second Internet, Coming Soon, Courtesy of the Blockchain
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2016, 08:39:42 AM »
Query:  will this "new" internet allow us regular-joe users to avoid the crackdown that's coming once the U.S. gives up control of the root name servers to the likes of Russia and China?
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I sure hope so. Otherwise my illegally downloaded internet porn collection with probably stand at 4,986 titles.  :laugh:


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