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@stman @zig @theruran I agree. I am waiting the follow up if any.


Here it is.

But in order to implement this at world scale, we obviously need alternative cyberspace architecture that offer the equivalent of blockchain functionnalities in its core, as a service, scalable to billions transactions per second.

And this cannot be clearly achieved with the current cyberspace architecture design and paradigm, not with current digital system architectural paradigm.

@zig @theruran @emsenn


In such paradigm, every citizen would have a kind of multi-wallet attached to him, beside standard wallet and bank accounts, to count those credit left for him on those hundreds of "criterias", and he would not have the possibility to "recharge" a specific line with monay. In order to buy a good or service, citizen would be obliged to have credit left on all fields, beside having the money to buy the good or service. This incentively would force citizen to @zig @theruran @emsenn

@mouloud choose carefully what they buy or consume.

Every month, those credit lines on all those criterias would be reset to the initial value.

This is just an example, but I hope you understand the logic and how it can help transitionning to a money less society in middle term.

@zig @theruran @emsenn


By the way, homomorphic cryptography would be very usefull to help create a cyberspace architecture allowing to easily handle for each citizen the multi-wallet holding those hundred "credit lines".

It's typically a functionnality that would require to be provided at cyberspace architecture level in order to be scalable. And this is not possible with the current cyberspace architecture paradigm.

Cybernetics of trust cannot be achieved with current cyberspace.

@zig @theruran @emsenn

@mouloud This kind of logic I presented you here is anarcho-communist compatible. It would lead to a money less and class less society, without fascism, just with incentive logic, but it can work only if it is incorruptible.

This is because such functionnalities, scalable, real time, can only be achieved with revolutionnary alternative cyberspace architectures, enabling such cybernetics of trust, that we advocate, as crypto-anarchist situationist, to change of

@zig @theruran @emsenn

@mouloud cyberspace architecture, and have all our digital system designed to be resilient over time, thanks to these new conception paradigm, that embrace agility and dynamism, necessary to maintain them operationnal over time, and keep them demilitarized over time too.

@zig @theruran @emsenn

@stman @zig @theruran

I agree with what you write.

Where does the code happen?


What is hard, and Theruran knows it, is how to ensure those fundamental blocks cannot be "hacked", and how to garantee they will really work as expected with no treachery possible. This is indeed what we are working on. Globaly, this is called cybernetics of trust, but it is also fulyl demilitarized as it is not hackable, there are no backdoors possible of any kind.

@zig @theruran

@stman @mouloud @zig Thanks for the discussion. I enjoyed reading so far!

Yes, and about code - that is the kind of knee-jerk reaction that people have nowadays and it prevents everyone else from understanding what they are doing. Documentation of every kind is key, unlike the prevailing software engineering practices that lack rigorous conceptual design development phase. Visual documentation is also of course important, and to maximize the utility it must also be an executable architecture model.

Well - if we can theorize another way of achieving an equivalent security model and utility to Bitcoin without the energy consumption, that would be incredible. As far as I know, there is no alternative yet conceived and the energy consumption keeps the system honest. And unfortunately, no one I have met in the fediverse thus far is qualified to theorize such an alternative. There are real engineering constraints and trade-offs that are glossed over in these kinds of discussion, and I doubt that billions of transactions per second is achievable due to laws of physics. It is my expectation that such a decentralized and trustworthy cybersystem will be slower in many ways but is nevertheless fast enough for us to get real work done and not just mindlessly consume Big Media.

P.S. come to - we got 10,000-character toots!

@theruran can be achieved when integrating this natively inti the cyberspace architecture itself. Time will tell. I'm still thinking about this and working on it, exploring possible native implementations a lot. I tend to mix DHT concept with PoW in a native mesh cyberspace architecture to do it for the moment, but I am exploring other possibilities too. Will tell if I find something promizing. @mouloud @zig

@theruran things become fun.... And new possibilities for simpler algorithms, and with less energy consumption than classical PoW become possible, to enable many of the current blockchains functionnalities, at rate reaching billions of operations per second. But the technological digital paradigm is radicaly different, we're talking about fully synchronous time sensitive digital systems and cyberspace architectures. So you see, I'm confident. @mouloud @zig

@stman Time Sensitive Networks with timestamped everything sounds like great way to approach this problem :blob_gnikniht: @mouloud @zig

@theruran In such paradigm, simpler protocols, with fully distributed small mining capabilities in each node of a truly mesh cyberspace architecture, and within each microprocessor, can bring the time sensitive trust chain needed to replace the current blockchain implementation, with its energyvore mining. That's what I curently think.
@mouloud @zig

@stman @mouloud @zig a trustworthy distributed time server will be important when solar storm activity picks up and our GPS goes out for extended periods; and in scenarios when that GPS infrastructure rots due to lack of funding and the satellites fall out of the sky.

@theruran How shall I understand time-server here ?

We are in a truly serverless paradigm. I prefer you to talk about a fully distributed way to create a global synchronous clock. I know it is hard, so much we have been druged and brainwashed with the client-server paradigm elevated to the rank of religion by cyber-creationists, but wipe it from your head, at least when reasonning in those alternative cyberspaces architectures paradigms.

@mouloud @zig

@stman The closest thing to this that I know of is Google Spanner which uses GPS and atomic (hardware) clocks to ensure global synchronicity. Its FOSS equivalent is CockroachDB which only emulates this functionality through the system clock synchronized by NTP. @mouloud @zig

@mouloud @theruran @zig Mastering cyber-powers and cyber-rights models, in a garanteed way, enforcing them, through well designed architectures, allows us to choose and fine tune our models, to in the end reach a peacefull crypto-anarco-communist society, without destroying individual liberties, or human rights. I have always been talking about sustainable and efficient global ballance of powers and cyber-powers. Contrarily to crypto-libertarians.

@stman @theruran @zig

I agree that CPUs (about which I am clueless so far) might and certainly are geared toward some particular use, that do not always intersect the interests of the commons. And more generally, available tools are nurturing a particular social system of domination.

@stman @theruran @zig

What I want to write has two sides a) I believe there is a slow, smooth path toward libertarian socialism. Stronger claim, it is the only viable path. I believe a brutal change is not possible. Feeding the "revolution" meme as in the french revolution of 1789 is counter productive. If anything like that would happen, that is again the people sitting at the first row that will be taking advantage of it like bourgeoisie has taken advantage of french revolution.

@stman @theruran @zig

b) I agree there is a need to THINK about the new system but also the think about path toward that system. It is necessary to DOCUMENT and prove, if not necessary, at least that there is sufficient alternatives. And toward that goal, I am confident that one can not just reboot the system with a new operating system. That is, one need an upgrade path, and step by step hotfix, and swap existing cyber infrastructures with better ones.

@stman @theruran @zig

The upgrade path I am thinking about is similar to the one that happened with Linux: at the beginning is was toy, then it was sufficient, now it necessary.

@stman @theruran @zig

I might be wrong, but I consider code to be XXI literacy. We can live without code and go back to caves or something. But if we want to human science, say medicine, to progress with need computers and code.

In other words, yes you can try to convince people with free-form text, and think about new socioeconomical systems. But eventually, people will go back to their usual routine business as usual privative tools.

@stman @theruran @zig

I think one need to both document and code alternatives software that gives a cyber body to alternatives socioeconomic systems.

There was much work that has been done, but there is more that remains to be done.

@stman @theruran @zig

Toward that goal I have been working on alternative "operating system" that is supported by a DHT.

It will allow to not only copy but also improve the user experience of the www.

So far my work has been concerned about offering better alternatives to mastodon, mediawiki and to some extent google search engine.

I have not touched yet, other aspects like factories, production chains, logistic and many others...

@mouloud @stman @theruran @zig

what's with this meme of calling things operating systems when they're really application runtimes? if you aren't the interface to the metal, you aren't an OS.

i'm interested in making a p2p native microkernel operating system, but I don't have any illusions that the tracker runtime itself is an OS. its a set of portable libraries that run on top of an operating system.
@mouloud @stman @theruran @zig

a capability based operating system is good for extending the capability model from the runtime down through the userspace servers to the metal. conceptually integrating the entire stack's security design. you could go further and build some capability support into the metal, but I still don't see the point of wasting all of the existing silicon. we should probably work with what we have for now and build a global meshnet of Wii's.

@xj9 @zig @theruran @mouloud @xj9 How can't you see the point ? it is obvious : Too many integrated circuits backdoors (secret NSA ones, and official ones like Intel ME) and architectural backdoors (also called security breaches) published these last 3 years. Almost all current integrated circuits being closed source into black boxes.

@xj9 @zig @theruran @mouloud But this is not even the main issue. The main issue is that its hardware and microprocessors and integrated architectures are fixed, imposed, and this is greatly limiting what can be build with these legos and on top of them at software architecture level in a way you seem to have no idea. You are being forced to perceive code as solething exclusively running on a centralized turing machine.

@xj9 @zig @theruran @mouloud And this a much bigger limitation than what you seem to perceive. It is the biggest digital jail your mind is being trapped into, limiting your creativity for designing alternatives in a huiuuuuge way. You're been brainwashed by digital-creationists, also called US military "digital things" industrial complex.

@stman @zig @theruran @mouloud

try addressing the toxic waste issue my dude. that's the main issue. cyberarchitecture is useless if the planet is poison.

@xj9 @zig @theruran @mouloud I'd love to have Edward Snowden having his voice heard on such matter. I'm sure he would agree with the angle view I am doing my theorical and applied researches on alternative cyberspaces architectures. I am caring about much more issues than you may think. With the highest ethic standards possible.

@xj9 @theruran @stman

I repeat we are on the same side, we need to account for everybody point of view, and then reference (when possible) existing efforts (and ask them to join the pack) toward the various goal with want to set of a better world.

@xj9 @theruran @stman

I can ask @zig to setup a write freely or etherpad. I do not like much etherpad. Or maybe another software that would allow people to vote or at least express their interest on a particular solution being developm. It would be mainly a hint for the maintainer whether their goal is aligned and support by the rest of the community.

@xj9 @theruran @stman @zig

I would like to stress we are discussion technico-technical question (negative expression) to say tools for hackers. Now the world is big, who want to work on 3d printer for a respirator that is documented, who wants to document all the trade routes for boat shippement and operate their navigation system, who will produce the software to create medecine, who will replace the broken wikipedia broken wikiveristy and broken science? Who can 3d print a silicon factory?

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