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 No.12055

Is it the end of the Internet?
We are currently in an accelerating global crisis beyond what existed on October 11, 2020 what with the still ongoing pandemic, global energy crisis, and now global supply chain collapse and subsequent declaration of the Second Cold War by the CIA
Now let’s look at the internet
>Consolidated into a few massive websites
>Entire oceans of data collected about the populace
>Increasing woke censorship across the entire web
>Endless bot farms replacing human programmers and moderators
>Small off-shoot competitors keep arising that only exist to compete with the currently reigning sites
>Big sites all vulnerable to crashes and data leaks on their own, so definitely vulnerable to hacking and state interference
<Coronal mass ejection will likely happen by end of the decade
It’s over for Web 2.0 and I’m glad, fuck Reddit, fuck Twitter, fuck Facebook, fuck Google, fuck 4Chan, and FUCK THE CIA

 No.12056

>>12055
> fuck 4Chan
One day all of my embarrassing posts will be publicly available with my ip linked to them. Will kill myself then.

 No.12057

>>12055
i'll discuss this

 No.12058

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>>12055
IDK , my gut tells me the next trend is service hipsterism. where the same megacorporations puppeteer enormous amounts of smaller services that describe themselves as "lightweight", "opinionated" , "carbon neutral" , "poweruser friendly" and some such buzzwords targeting different demographics while decrying the "bloated" main platforms.

All while the mainstream big platforms retain most of the users' "main" profiles still and benefit from having easy "interoperability" with these social media "startups", so as to not miss on any of the data. A sort of controlled opposition. Like brands.

Also you gotta remember that if you can't tell humans from bots,by conditioning them through their social media interactions, that makes humans more predictable and so the data used to cast predictions or mold behavior, more valuable. The bot noise is an externality that can be dealt with at a technical or legal level.

When faced with the problem of online spaces being dissonant with real life, the answer is to make real life more like social media. Their business isn't failing, it's you that's falling behind the times. In time the young'uns will wonder how did you even manage without the interface in your brain that lets you snapshot, archive and replay zongabytes worth of memories on the cloud.
Whose cloud? That's an old person's question.
Security? Privacy? You pay Amazon for that.

 No.12059

>>12058
The super centralized web is gonna go bust once its patents expire, the only things that are holding up the major tech monopolies is their monopolies in intellectual property, once that expires then these companies (which are heavily indebted) have absolutely nothing going for them, that some alt-tech platform doesn't, sure the alt-tech might be smaller, but alt-tech firms have, much better fundamentals, they are way less capitol hungry, they don't have to pay for their own R&D, so they can spend all their resources on expanding their IT infrastructure instead of R&D. Eventually these alt-tech platforms might merge and create new monopolies, but they will be less dominate because America will no longer be unipolar so their will be some international competition.

 No.12060

>>12058
>In time the young'uns will wonder how did you even manage…
Already happened.
USB sticks and SD cards are "for boomers" because they're not the cloud.

 No.12061

>>12060
How do Americans rely on the cloud with its shit Internet? A USB 3 thumb drive has faster transfer speeds then most internet services in the US.

 No.12062

>>12061
sneakernet FTW

 No.12065

>>12055
>>542630
american courts will extend the patent protection indefinitely.

 No.12067

>>12055
It's not just websites, centralization and bullshit in general is also happening at other levels. CloudFlare, AWS, the list goes on. And this is sold to us as progress.

 No.12080

>>12059
>the only things that are holding up the major tech monopolies is their monopolies in intellectual property
The IP that helps them be monopolies is not patents, it's secrets, NDA and trademarks. Alt-tech platforms can do everything big tech can, but they don't have the userbase and branding that big tech has. That's why they're monopolies.

There is no way out of this. You can't escape because the normies will not change to decentralized alternatives if their friends and favorite brands aren't there.

 No.12146

>>12058
>All while the mainstream big platforms retain most of the users' "main" profiles still and benefit from having easy "interoperability" with these social media "startups", so as to not miss on any of the data. A sort of controlled opposition. Like brands.
>Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Coinbase etc
They created a long time ago VC funds, and funnel there a lot of money.
It means they're investing in \ buying \ supporting "startups" (buying shares and voting power in these new companies). Shares = Control = Power.

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>>12055
The Web died a long time ago.

 No.12149



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