DWeb Camp is going on from July 18-21 in Pescadero, CA.
Q: What excites you most about the decentralized web?
A: The Internet for me has always been a vision of autonomy among equals — being able to create, share and communicate with your peers as quickly and easily as possible.
Somehow, so much of that communication now goes through a handful of chokepoints: silos where the data of our lives goes in, but never escapes.
Decentralizing — or re-decentralizing — the Web, is about continuing the project, after a brief diversion into the Google/Amazon/Facebook world.
Q: Why is the need to create a distributed web critical in nature?
A: I think if all the world’s communications are filtered through a handful of institutions — whatever those institutions are — it’s going to get distorted. We need to be able to communicate clearly, and as equals.
Q: Will you be speaking at the conference? What about?
A: Well, mainly I’m hoping to listen. But if you grab me, I’ll be talking about the changing tone of public debate (and how it compares to the post-revolutionary America and France), adversarial interoperability, lessons we can learn from the P2P wars, and what happens when regulators aim at Facebook and hit the Dweb.
EFF will be out in force, too — we’ll have folks to speak from all sides of the organization, from tech, law, and activism.
Thanks Danny! See everyone at DWeb Camp on July 18th!