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 Never given a chance is true. But this doesnt change the fact that (now - at this time) they dont want to.
Managing traffic to get to your server, setting up your security and organizing your incoming / outgoing, setting up OS and applications, maintaining, updating, resolving dependencies, ensuring proper uptime, paying the bills for hardware, power and services, etc. etc...
Why would anyone want to when they could just push a button on their phone?
An infuriating points in M's take:
There is either *the user*, alone, individual, in their corner, or...
*the corporation*, benevolent like Signal Corp., making for everyone the choices of "easy" (to the detriment of anonymity/pseudonimity, decentralization, empowerment, etc. cf. https://mamot.fr/@jz/100406505533058339 ).
It is some hyper-capitalist bullshit myth!
"User" is not alone! they have a family, a crew, association, neighborhood, municipality.
At all these levels we can mutualize!
Hey! Don't be too hard on yourself!
Nobody has the capacity to change the whole world by themselves.
We can only try our best, do what we feel is right, and stand hard against the temptation of the compromises and "easy" paths...
You moved your family to XMPP. That's an achievement! 🎖️ Maybe they each will move one person, and so on..?
Acting where we have an actual capacity of action is what keeps us going, against the depressing forces of our opponents with deep pockets...
@jz yeah dont get me wrong. Im not saying I give up; Im just sharing my perception of what society looks like.
From what I see, hardly anyone cares about ideas any more... Concepts like "freedom," "equalty," "justice" are just words that do not arouse feeling. Its sad.
Given the circumstance, I dont believe many will be applying to their ISP for a static IP (and pay extra for it), let alone setup a home server (for freedom) when Zuck is already giving them what they need...
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