Session:Future of Communities - Unchained Chamas!
| Current approaches to Communities on the Internet are ad hoc and technocratic. Communities suffer because they are either too small to administrate themselves, too large to usefully share, trust and maintain the faith.
Another failure mode is Identity - most of systems fail in that they are allocative approaches built for the interests of states or corporations, and fail to capture benefits for the ‘identified’. Some systems like PKI even go further and impose all the failure modes on the users, leaving the users no incentive to participate and every incentive to ignore the system. Webs of trust showed early promise but failed due to too much decentralisation - links with little meaning and no sharing meant little.
Today we can now combine several approaches derived from diverse histories: Internet’s web of trust & PKI coupled with Kenya’s chamas added to the administration capabilities of blockchain. The combination can solve the Identity problem and unchain the social savings of a continent to enable and empower their growth.
A trip from CAcert over African Chamas through blockchains to Community
|identity, blockchain, cacert, trust, community, decentralization
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|Room:Lecture room 11