Reply to post: Re: Any kind of central "real world identity" system is RIPE for abuse. Period.

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Re: Any kind of central "real world identity" system is RIPE for abuse. Period.

DNS is a hierarchical decentralized system. The worst of both worlds.

Federated social networks are yet another compromise between central and decentralized. It's not a new idea, it's been tried and failed before (eg. XMPP). What's the incentive for big ISPs to maintain a complex decentralized infrastructure when their users are happy enough with their simple central silos? There is none.

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