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Article: Resisting the Centralized Web

Started by trilight, Jun 26, 2024, 04:11 PM

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Digital Dissidents: Resisting the Centralized Web

In the nascent days of the internet, Tim Berners-Lee envisioned a digital utopia—a universal space free from proprietary shackles and corporate control. Talking about the technologies he invented that led to the internet, HTTP, URL and HTML, he once stated "Had the technology been proprietary, and in my total control, it would probably not have taken off. You can't propose that something be a universal space and at the same time keep control of it". This ideal of decentralization, rooted in non-discrimination, universality, and consensus, empowered individuals and kickstarted the greatest era of innovation ever witnessed by human civilization.