Lessons From the Natural World For Building a Decentralized Internet
Amazing piece. Thanks so much for the cornucopia of new rabbit holes!
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One of the best arguments I've heard to support decentralizations of systems is from Jelena Pantel, a professor at American University, Paris. In her speech (linked here: https://youtu.be/O4oJOCbjLtI?t=1103) shared her research finding (linked here: https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.566.7677&rep=rep1&type=pdf) on how food systems in nature are organized, as opposed to manmade food systems.
The key takeaway is that while a centralized and organized man-made system is more efficient and faster to distribute, the natural food systems are more resilient and less prone to outside threats as there is redundancy and inefficiency that prevents the breakdown of an entire system.
In short, decentralization proves out in nature, as a more resilient long-term system, less impacted by adverse events. Consider information systems to make use of these benefits as well.
So, taking these findings and extrapolating what is learned, I would argue that what is desired is more of the EXO's of the web. More systems, redundant, decentralized, and many.
This concept can be further extrapolated to inspire ideas like:
D.A.I.A - Decentralized Autonomous Intelligence Agency
D.A.M. - Decentralized Autonomous Militaries
D.A.N.A - Decentralized Autonomous Communities
D.A.G. - Decentralized Autonmous Governments
And so on and so forth.
Keep on digging Thobey.