A lot can be said about moxie's web3 post.
I'd like to consider just one sentence here.
"People don’t want to run their own servers, and never will."
First part is true. But why?
Even my grandma can install android apps. Apps have become so easy because big tech pushed for it to be. Big tech never developed the concept of set-top box-like homeservers, not in their interest. If pushed like apps, homeservers would be easy too!
People don't want to? They never were given a proper chance to!
@yarmo exactly, and the reason we haven't had the tech is because of the business models that are most profitable under current laws and pitiful regulation.
I'm hopeful Safe Network can change this. The network becomes the server and people have the choice to pay for their use either by running a node on commodity hardware (old PC or laptop, even Raspberry Pi) or purchasing tokens from others who do.
Should also be possible to earn doing work on smaller devices (eg mobile providing mesh etc).
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!