This week’s topic is the feudalisation of the internet.
The comparison between the 15th century feudal system to the current era walled gardens and companies that provide safe security for information.
Feudalism is a lax and highly contested term. It is a patchwork of practices scattered over centuries. The economy is land-based and the slaves work for free but the feudal lord controls all aspects of land use.
All nodes must be equal in the online feudal system. The information network must be independent of the infrastructure over which it runs as well as all the decision making residing with these nodes, while the medium is as non-specialised as possible.