Tamas Kocsis: The case for a decentralized internet
塔馬斯 · 考克西斯: 分散化網際網路的案例
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about the future of our internet.
is about gatekeepers.
through multiple middlemen.
you want to reach a website on the web.
vulnerable to internet attacks
and the surveillance easier.
by giant corporations.
much more powerful middlemen.
and the service operators.
about maintaining the physical servers.
this trend to be very dangerous,
over the hosting services.
for nine million websites
to his coworkers.
off the Internet."
the employees asked him,
killing the internet,
by removing the central points,
directly from other visitors.
with 100 visitors,
[by] 100 computers around the world.
version of the internet.
is provided by public-key cryptography.
can modify the sites
electricity from big power plants,
needs some extra energy,
some from your house.
accessible for other visitors.
is tightly controlled.
of the Tiananmen Square Massacre.
it's not the government that decides
it's hard to use this network
don't want to endanger themselves
of problematic content.
has a new law on the table,
every big website
by big corporations.
to protect copyrighted materials,
we do on the internet:
discussing, linking and sharing.
already have similar systems
100,000 takedown requests every hour.
this amount of data by hand,
a copyright violation or not.
from documentation of human rights abuses,
of this new Article 13.
removing many other things.
aren't just removing the specific content,
to loss of your linked accounts:
your documents, your photos,
with the writer Dennis Cooper.
how a system like this could be abused
automated filters to the whole internet,
Mozilla, and many others,
of the internet and the World Wide Web,
supported this law.
by many other similar proposals
would be very hard to enforce
by the visitors themselves.
this network three years ago.
tens of thousands of hours
on something anyone can freely copy,
to do something meaningful.
as a web developer,
that I'm working on something
my short presence in this world
started blocking this network I created.
a game of cat and mouse.
and create websites
by the centralized Chinese internet.
to create this network was worry.
is out of our control.
and the proposed laws
by big corporations and political parties,
ABOUT THE SPEAKERTamas Kocsis - Web developer
Tamas Kocsis is a self-taught web developer who was always obsessed by new technologies.
Why you should listen
Tamas Kocsis was never motivated by building a career or getting a high-paid job -- instead, he was more interested in exploring new things, doing something meaningful and solving important problems.
In 2013 Kocsis got excited about the decentralization movement started by Bitcoin cryptocurrency. A year later he started to develop a peer-to-peer, people-powered version of the web called ZeroNet to be a useful member of this community.
Kocsis became interested in programming and web design at the age of 13, then got his first paid assignment as a web developer at age 16. Besides programming, he enjoys any kind of activity that has a definite end result; he's designed and built his own tables, lamps and various objects using concrete, recycled wood, felt and paper.
Tamas Kocsis | Speaker | TED.com