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* With the shift to mobile, we now live firmly in a world of clients and servers – with the former completely unable to act as the latter – and those questions seem more important to me than ever. Meanwhile, Ethereum actually refers to servers as “clients,” so there’s not even a word for an actual untrusted client/server interface that will have to exist somewhere, and no acknowledgement that if successful there will ultimately be billions more clients than servers.<ref id=moxie />
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* With the shift to mobile, we now live firmly in a world of clients and servers – with the former completely unable to act as the latter – and those questions seem more important to me than ever. Meanwhile, Ethereum actually refers to servers as “clients,” so there’s not even a word for an actual untrusted client/server interface that will have to exist somewhere, and no acknowledgement that if successful there will ultimately be billions more clients than servers.<ref name=moxie />
  
 
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Revision as of 05:45, 21 May 2022

Full Title or Meme

People do not want to run their own servers, and never will.[1]

Context

  • Web3 is Inconvenience reified.[2]

Problems

  • With the shift to mobile, we now live firmly in a world of clients and servers – with the former completely unable to act as the latter – and those questions seem more important to me than ever. Meanwhile, Ethereum actually refers to servers as “clients,” so there’s not even a word for an actual untrusted client/server interface that will have to exist somewhere, and no acknowledgement that if successful there will ultimately be billions more clients than servers.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Moxie Marlinspike, My first impressions of web3 https://moxie.org/2022/01/07/web3-first-impressions.html
  2. GILAD EDELMAN, Paradise at the Crypto Arcade: Inside the Web3 Revolution Wired (2022-05-10) https://www.wired.com/story/web3-paradise-crypto-arcade/?utm_source=nl&utm_brand=wired