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For the Distributed Web
The current distributed web generally does away with the central server architecture of the world of corporate mega-platforms without improving upon or even offering up an alternative to its system of account-based logins. Instead of providing groups the means to design and articulate the metrics and structures that make them unique, dWeb apps have focused more on governance of the pools of funds around which they are formed.
Given the scalability problems of blockchains upon which most of these projects are built, and their only marginal efficiency improvements through ‘layer two’ solutions (e.g. lightning networks, directed acyclic graphs (DAGs)), the web 3.0 space risks mirroring individual-level solutions focused on siloed ledgers. Even when users own their data ($BAT, $DEC) it translates into being paid for it by advertisers and others seeking behavioral insight at the level of the individual consumer.
With Holochain’s unique efficiency and scalability, we have the opportunity to re-imagine large, social spaces through the lens of interoperable design of culture. Records that are important for determining credibility and reputation become data which is interpersonal rather than personal, since it can be ported, translated, and made intelligible across social spaces. Owning data can only bring trivial monetary value to individuals, but it can bring immeasurable collective intelligence to groups.
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