Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness

Lippman

Society today is shifting its trust from large, central systems to decentralized ones. These systems present a diffuse target for attack, can work without a priori societal or technical trust, and can start small and scale versus requiring universal agreement in advance. This is peer-to-peer to the extreme. We view decentralization as a three-dimensional issue comprising social, informational, and technical.   We do this in the context of applications that test the limits of trust, functionality, and scaling.

Society today is shifting its trust from large, central systems to decentralized ones. These systems present a diffuse target for attack, can work without a priori societal or technical trust, and can start small and scale versus requiring universal agreement in advance. This is peer-to-peer to the extreme. We view decentralization as a three-dimensional issue comprising social, informational, and technical.   We do this in the context of applications that test the limits of trust, functionality, and scaling.

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