I very quickly made this in GIMP, project file in comment

@Mossy I kind of fail to see the comparison...
Cryptocurrency blockchains are distributed, giving them a dectralized nature too.

This underlaying art is really neet though. (:

@maze I'm not trying to say that cryptocurrencies are not decentralized. Rather, that they are the commercialisation of decentralization, and thus get placed above the spooky house :)

@Mossy sorry, right; I just got up..

Anyway I choose to walk on both paths.

@maze @Mossy back in the 90s and 2000s, when free software was becoming a thing, there was a chance for the Internet to truly decentralise and for money to not be its motivating power.

But now cryptocurrency has hijacked the brains of even the people who once were interested in decentralised systems.

Blockchain is just an incredibly inefficient technology which was invented for a monetary system. No thanks.

@Mossy wasn't decentralization one of the meanings of blockchain? Create money (or something) that can't be controlled by the government or big companies? But someone managed to find out that you could own something and manage it without owning this one server which is needed to run the entire infrastructure. Attempts to create money were more but became failed on strong centralization.

@emma I'm not trying to say that cryptocurrencies are not decentralized. Rather, that they are the commercialisation of decentralization, and thus get placed above the spooky house :)

@Mossy I understood. People are refined and they will try to monetize anything. I like how decentralized networks like mastodon works, you don't like one instance - you can move to another. But what do you think, if on decentralized networks will be majority of people, big companies will move there too and will try to monetize it, how they did with blockchain. So yes decentralization je future, but cryptocurrencies too, and outside there still be someone who want earn some money on it.

@Mossy I think that what we call decentralization here will be decentralization only until there is a large company capable of attracting most users to its side despite using decentralized technology.

@Mossy glad I only recognise one thing in the right side

@Mossy
This seems like 2 blanket statements: All decentralized social services are good? And all cryptocurrency is bad?

@Mossy before this split there was another path called "semantic web", but everyone ignored it

@Mossy@mastodon.lol if you want at least the possibility of true decentralization you have to burn down ICANN and every DNS server

@Mossy
left: fantasy scenario of decentralization
right: realistic scenario of decentralization
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