The Computing Commons
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Last updated on 2015-06-24
About the Book
The blockchain: it is the smart, distributed ledger that allows any participant to come to consensus on the state of information without requiring an intermediary. It’s been called “consensus computers” & “trust machines”. They come in many forms (Bitcoin, Ethereum & private ones). Whatever platform succeeds (one or many) will leave society with a vast, distributed, public computer. It’s memory will be our shared, unchangeable historical record, and its power will allow us to forge new relationships with each other and with our technology. It is giving rise to the computing commons.
This book will cover everything from free & fast finance up to AI & simulated, alternate realities.
The current version on Leanpub is a complete work in progress. You will find it disjointed and have notes I made to myself strewn throughout it ((like these double brackets)). Last updated: 31st October 2015.
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