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And a paycheck:

Answers for Young People

- Where were you when you invented the WWW?

I was working in a physics laboratory called CERN. (CERN is in Geneva, Switzerland. Switzerland is near the middle of Europe.)

And the luxury of no deadline or performance milestone:

Frequently asked questions

I think I wrote the 1989 memo there. When I actually started work coding up the WWW code in September 1990, I moved into the larger office. That is where I had the NeXT machine, as I remember it.

Even more years of development:

One Small Step for the Web - Tim Berners-Lee

In 2009, I said, “The web as I envisaged it we have not seen yet.”

Last link above was posted by @happybeing in this forum 7 hrs ago:


Prior to partnering with Sir Tim Berners-Lee, he was the co-founder and CEO of Resilient, a company that developed a new approach to cybersecurity before being acquired by IBM. Before inrupt, John led four start-ups, three of which resulted in global acquisitions. John will apply his decades of strategic business leadership and experience with leading software and service companies to launch inrupt and the next phase of the web.





This is interesting.
Here’s the direct link:

Question: What’s the significance of Inrupt in the world of SOLID and SAFE?


Here is the topic for that discussion


I’m no techo but could someone explain in simple English whether Inrupt is a competitor for Safe.


No, not really, more of a possible partner. They still use the old Internet/Web for much of what they do, however, their vision is not for full-on security and privacy at that level. They advocate everyone basically owns their own “silo” or server where they give access to different people/apps etc. under the control at all times of the user.

A bit like what we showed with patter/not patter, the users data is the users data, so similarities in the message from them and us.

But, there are differences, whilst we agree users data should only be accessible through the user and never pulled into some corporate network, we also say users should not have to run servers! These servers for SOLID are pretty simple affairs, but very clever. They are though direct accessible Internet IP addresses and have all the server vulnerabilities that servers today have.

So directly connectable IP addresses -> This is where we have CRUST to make all (well most really) computers accessible and only via encrypted communications.

We add routing to find such computers (not DNS lookups or some database of known servers etc.).

Then the bigger difference, in SAFE everyone’s data is spread across multiple locations and constantly being moved around as computers go on and off, so no administration required from the user, no backups and no server-based vulnerabilities. However, a sticky point for us is that we do not wish for the SAFE data to be mixed with clearnet data at all, so there is a tension between allowing all SOLID silos in non SAFE form interact with our secured data management. This will need to be resolved otherwise it will look like “competition” as we resist clearnet and SOLID really want it. I suspect we can make the case and we should.

So very similar parts of the vision, give the net back to the people, but we do not want them to have the same net they used o have in terms of servers and the associated issues with those (such as everyone having to rent out a VM or something).


The other difference which relates to servers is centralisation. One route they have mentioned to overcoming the issue of users managing servers is hosting service providers. This recreates many of the problems Solid aims to solve IMO, and would lead to the same kind of problems we have already with Google, Facebook and Amazon.

One such provider is likely to be Inrupt, which then becomes a point of vulnerability. As we see with WhatsApp, even those who set up with good intentions can end up being steamrollered by Facebook et al, so I hope they’ve thought this kind of thing through, but it remains to be seen.

Another issue they are well aware of is censorship, as exemplified by the great firewall, but spreading rapidly across repressive regimes, and emerging in Western forms. This seems to be stumping all the alternative projects, so if SAFE delivers on this and other things as we are now pretty confident it will, there’s a very strong case for choosing it.

So in SAFE, Tim & Co have a way to deal with all those issues, we just need to get to a stage where they can see it deliver, and then it creates a much more powerful argument.


Very significant after launch when they inevitably move all of their development effort to SAFE. :wink:





Bill at the Ripple event. Corruption confirmed. FBI investigating accusations? :wink:


Stumbled upon a SOLID post on reddits bitcoin subreddit today that got some good attention:

I made a note of MaidSafe and SOLID’s interactions in the comments section hehe.





I’d like to add - safenet goes life :innocent:


Now we’re talking…

I just wonder how much credibility Bloomberg is willing to risk to cover for the CIA, their In-Q-Tel/Amazon stooges, and rogue parts of the FBI…

“Having a well-done, nation-state-level hardware implant surface would be like witnessing a unicorn jumping over a rainbow”
In other words, it doesn’t happen unless people know about it and let it happen…

Supermicro loses one of their biggest customers, Apple, and AWS swoops in to pick them off the ground…so convenient…
Remember the Sony hack and the iCloud hack in 2014?

So, the chip was on US Navy war ships? So, about that rogue nuclear sub near Seattle earlier this year, right next to that random early morning missile launch that was never tracked down, right next to that random Q400 loop-de-loop by the suicidal baggage handler with no piloting experience, right next to Amazon headquarters, right next to that…

The US military saving our asses everyday, quietly.

Do we now understand a big part of the trade war and impetus for manufacturing on-shoring?

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Deeper and deeper…
I’m so excited for what’s next…

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EDIT: Late Addition:

Edit 2: Forgot to mention DARPA




@frabrunelle since you also like Seasteading :stuck_out_tongue:


Yes, 2019 will be THE year of public test nets, galore!