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Ben Thompson on Internet 3.0. "This process will take years; I would expect governments in Europe in particular to initially try and build their own centralized alternatives. Those efforts, though, will founder for a lack of R&D capabilities, and be outstripped by open alternatives that are perhaps not as full-featured and easy-to-use as big tech offerings, at least in the short to medium-term, but possess the killer feature of not having a San Francisco kill-switch. page .
Already in discussions with a startup founder in NYC who says:
>Don't want to be permanently affixed to AWS. Though I lack the imagination to conjure up how [xyz service] would be that controversial, reliance on any one system in these "interesting times" would be foolhardy.