A recurring theme in the above centralization races is the lack of choice: a choice of browser and operating system, of entry point to the Web, of storage for our personal data. Decentralization is fundamentally about enabling choice, by breaking up artificially coupled decisions into individual options that can be combined at will. Just as […]
About Ruben Verborgh
Ruben Verborgh is a professor of Decentralized Web technology at IDLab, Ghent University – imec, and a research\ affiliate at the Decentralized Information Group of CSAIL at MIT.
Entries by Ruben Verborgh
Originally designed as a decentralised ecosystem, the Web has undergone a significant centralization in recent years. In order to regain control over our digital self, over the digital aspects of our lives, we need to understand how we arrived at this point and how we can get back on track. This article explains the history […]