An Internet Built for Facilitating Knowledge Contributions
We want to build a new internet specifically to facilitate knowledge contributions –
- That’s centered on fair and truthful knowledge gifting and sharing designed to meet people’s real needs instead of a corporate desire for economic growth
- Where individuals, groups, communities or organizations control their own contributions, whether these are freely gifted or provided as a mutually agreed fair exchange of value
- Where consequently all these exchanges are always a win-win for the involved parties
Technical Capabilities Needed to Realize this Vision
Safe Storage. We need a safe way for each of us to save and control all of our own data, information and knowledge where we know it can’t be exploited, misused, abused and monetized for the benefit of someone other than ourselves.
Intuitive Recall. We need an intuitive way to ensure we can quickly find anything we have stored when we need it, either for ourselves or to share with others. We also need to make sure those we share it with can rapidly understand and utilize what we’ve saved.
Trusted Exchange. We need a trusted way to make sure that we can track both to whom and to where what we share is being distributed, and safely recall or retract that share when we question where its going.
Smart Distribution. We need a smart, efficient way to directly find, retrieve and send information to anyone and any place across the internet that scales massively and doesn’t require a huge amount of centralized storage or expensive computing resources.
Intelligent, Real-Time Matching. We need an intelligent, timely way to precisely and automatically identify both offers and needs in concept clusters, dynamically match those in time and in real-time, and create connections that enable exchanges.
Five Technologies Will Shape the Future of Knowledge Contributions
All of these technologies now exist, at least in preliminary form, and are supported by open source initiatives. At Find My Way, we are forming a non-profit, platform cooperative to integrate these technologies into a single platform and offer it to help establish our vision.
Pods – Securing Personal Knowledge and Data from Abuse and Misuse
- Invented by Tim Berners-Lee to prevent knowledge hoarding and extractive knowledge monetization
- Personal knowledge/data managed in the cloud by trusted, certified aggregators or by individuals
- Scalability fully in the hands of owner
- Control/distribution fully in the hands of owner
Meaningful Concept Clusters
- Knowledge structured for searching using language-independent semantic graph
- Greatly simplifies knowledge re-discovery and composition
- Inheritance and composition also simplifies task of defining what to share and with whom
- Enables context-driven and domain sensitive analysis, truly distributed query and fusion
Zero-Trust Exchange – Controlling Where Your Knowledge Goes
- Dynamic self-encryption and self-decryption of content in transit
- Rich set of rules govern access – can leverage content semantics
- Rules travel with content
- Distribution is always fully traceable and can be self-destroying
Content-Centric Networking – Dynamic Routing Based on Content not Location
- Requests specify content of interest – searching in the router
- Designed at PARC for next generation internet using new protocols with draft IFC standards
- Adapted by CISCO to work over IP and have open source Initiative
- Being tested/applied for at scale, 5G networking
dkApps – Collaborative, Just-in-Time, Distributed Knowledge Sharing Applications
- Augmenting collaborative infrastructure, social media
- Embraces AI predictive and prescriptive analytics
- Real-time community needs awareness
- Places context-sensitive requests over CCN