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  • [ – ] theoldsparrow reply There are two sides of the internet. The centrally distributive big corporate side and the Peer to Peer side. Most people that are not into tech are only going to be familiar with central distribution. Most pay their ISP for servers to access the rest of the internet and your primary uses are big centrally distributed sites like youtube and netflix. Since this is relatively easy to use most people fall into this category. The other side of the internet is people that have the internet itself as a hobby. They're familiar with torrenting, ipfs, bitcoin, and other decentralized peer to peer ways of using networks. It is a superior system technologically but the barrier to entry is higher. Until decentralized networks are easy to use programs with dummyproof GUIs or a simplicity equivalent websites then they will be for hobbyists. The chances of getting to the dummyproof level depends completely on the open source communities around these developments.
    • [ – ] HamishW parent reply You make excellent points. It certainly made me think; will decentralized systems ever be as dummy-proof as centralized systems? For example; if I lose my keys I would lose my money however in a centralized system I would contact support who would help me recover my password. However, there is, of course, the other side to this; I have complete control of keys and if I lose them it is my own fault. With a centralized system, they can go bankrupt and I will lose my money through no fault of my own. Simplification will definitely increase usage.
  • [ – ] The_Tanya_Mills_Show reply Very informative video. I wasn't absolutely sure what bitcoin was, and this really helped. Thank you. :)
  • drmcmann reply Social Justice is like running in the Special Olympics. Get rewarded for just showing up and even then you're still freaking retarded.
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