I see a lot of confusion – with a lot of the same memes
I see recurring in these efforts.
I do understand the very positive intentions but it is missing the high order bit of the
Internet – the strict separation of best efforts transport of anonymous packets from what
we do with them. This confusion is endemic as people try to fit the new concepts into the
old paradigms as in assuming the value is in the parts (or microparts) rather than only
existing in the whole. It is counter-intuitive in the idea of liberating people by doing
less for them in the facilities we use (AKA, “the network” as a thing).
It has all the old telecom concepts like quality of service (whatever that means), the
idea you can negotiate and buy preference form a network operator. It also has the idea of
paying for data as if ones and zeros have intrinsic value. It also assumes a network as if
it were like a railroad rather than like sidewalks.
This ‘cast on the history of money (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nZkP2b-4vo
in the way we went from thinking of gold as a currency with intrinsic value to the idea of
money as something abstract. In the same way we need to move from thinking of data as
physical objects to a more abstract way of thinking.
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Subject: [DC3] IOT Session in NY
Interesting session at the IOT Meetup in NY
Learn more at mgc.co/join <http://mgc.co/join> for more information . He
mentioned NYC MESH in his presentation
IEEE Toronto SIGHT Chair