Humanity, Science, Collaboration & Our Invention Of The dWeb

I have stated on many occasions and in many of my writings that a majority of the components that we used to create the dWeb were the works of many brilliant programmers and organizations. We would never claim credit for those creations, as they derived from the hands of geniuses that helped inspire the creation of the dWeb in the first place. Simply put, without them, the dWeb wouldn’t exist. So why do we claim that we invented a truly decentralized web, if most of its components were created by others? One would have to understand how computers, programming, the Internet and the traditional web were created and what we have added to the science, to truly understand that we’re only following in the footsteps of people like John Mauchly and others. True innovation is formed through direct and even the indirect collaboration of others and involves much more than just science.

John Atanasoff created the first electronic computer in 1939, yet he never got credit for creating it. In fact, John von Neumann, Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert were credited with its invention with their release of the EDVAC and ENIAC computer systems. Von Neumann found himself involved when he plagiarized the ideas of Mauchly and Eckert when writing a paper for the world’s first stored-program computer titled “First Draft of a Report On EDVAC”. Otherwise, his name wouldn’t be mentioned next to theirs. Eckert would later be quoted as saying “You know, we finally regarded Von Neumann as a huckster of other people’s ideas.” Although, Eckert should have mentioned that his partner Mauchly would have never conceived the stored-program computer either if he had of never travelled to Iowa in 1941 to visit Atanasoff and his stored-program computer. So who invented the stored-program computer? The answer is — they each invented their own rendition of it, each depending on the work of the other, while focusing on different use-cases and user experiences. The dWeb is no different.

In fact, this trend has continued into modern times. Paul Baran, the inventor of packet-switching, which would eventually help form the Internet Protocol, once conceded that “the Internet is really the work of a thousand people.” Paul Baran would later be quoted by technology writers Katie Hafner and Matthew Lyon as saying:

“The process of technological development is like building a cathedral. Over the course of several hundred years new people come along and each lays down a block on top of the old foundations, each saying, “I built a cathedral.” Next month another block is placed atop the previous one. Then comes along an historian who asks, “Well, who built the cathedral?” Peter added some stones here, and Paul added a few more. If you are not careful, you can con yourself into believing that you did the most important part. But the reality is that each contribution has to follow onto previous work. Everything is tied to everything else.”

How brilliant was that? Baran had it all figured out and this was in 1968!

When I began my research on creating a decentralized web, I did so because I believed that my work on a decentralized banking system was unfairly ripped from my hands and that a web had to exist where true innovation could live on forever, regardless of the attacks of others. It seemed to me that if all of our work on AriseBank had remained online during those claims, that many would have called into question the allegations being made against us. Most people reading the news articles were unable to browse through the thousands of pages of work we had put together on the project of the code we were developing. Sadly, none of our work existed on the web anywhere and had been seized like we were selling drugs or taking part in some sort of other illegal activity. It simply disappeared into thin air. To those onlookers, it looked like a true scam, with zero substance. I don’t blame them for falling for the B-52 fake out. Ultimately, this is what caused me to set out on a journey to create the dWeb. I didn’t do it for recognition, I did it so that all of our future work would be protected. It gave our journey true purpose, as well as the eventual creation of the dWeb itself.

In essence, I had realized that our banking system was not truly decentralized, considering that the system itself had many central points of failure. Over the next several months, I researched projects like EOS, Dat, Hyperdrive, Hypercore and several others that would help us create a decentralized foundation for building the websites and apps of the future — websites and apps that could never be taken offline. Let me be clear, we didn’t invent the concept of the decentralized web, nor did we produce the first working rendition of one. Nor did Bill Gates invent the operating system. Like Gates and Steve Jobs, we focused on mass adoption and user experience. We’ve taken a complex set of tools as well as the concept of a decentralized web and made it globally scalable and capable of supporting the world’s apps and users without a single point of failure. We’re also placed a lot of focus on the usability of the dWeb so that anyone can use it. Most of the world’s greatest inventors have had an incredibly hard time when it comes to simplifying user experience and explaining what they’ve created to everyday people, which is why many of you haven’t a single clue what a Hyperdrive is or why the technology behind one could drastically improve your life. It’s why most of you had no idea that a decentralized web like Web3 existed either.

Most people who use MacOS have no idea they’re simply using a customized rendition of UNIX created by developers at Berkeley known as FreeBSD, nor do they care. People simply love using MacOS because it’s easy to use. Jobs did a fantastic job envisioning an ecosystem of apps that changed the way we live our lives — and he didn’t invent any of them or the technologies beneath them for that matter. He simply inherited them, made them easy to use and was great at explaining them to developers and users alike. Jobs understood the intersection of humanities and science probably better than anyone. Apple wasn’t known for being the first, they were known for being the best. Although it was the ease of use surrounding Apple products that drove customers to use them. When it came to creating the dWeb, as well as the many apps we’re developing at Peeps, our main focus has been to bring these technologies to the masses and to connect with users in a powerful way. In order to do that, we’ve had to invent many components that make these complex technologies easy to use and find a way to explain what we’ve created to every day people.

As you can probably imagine, that has made for quite the journey.

Today the many components that make up the dWeb have been launched, and soon we will launch dBrowser, which will allow users to browse the dWeb easily from any desktop device. We were the first to combine the many technologies that the EOSIO project brings to life, with protocols like Hypercore, Hyperdrive, Hyperswarm, DHT and Dat. This combination forms a truly decentralized foundation for building globally scalable websites and applications. While other decentralized webs like Web3 have the same features, formed through other protocols, it has had enough trouble taking on a single popular web application like CryptoKitties, much-less the world’s entire catalog of applications. Web3’s blockchain of choice, Ethereum, can only handle 7–15 transactions per-second. Compare that to dWeb’s blockchain of choice known as ARISEN, which can handle over 300,000 transactions per-second, and the inherent difference in performance becomes obvious. ARISEN’s added ability to be interoperable with other ARISEN-based blockchains, allows applications to load balance across multiple ARISEN-based systems. This allows ARISEN to scale with the dWeb’s growth over time. I’m not going to explain dWeb’s features in this post, considering the fact that I have done so in many other posts, although I do want to make clear that the dWeb combines technologies that have never been combined before, which has ultimately resulted in the formation of the first decentralized web that can scale to the needs of the world. And that is what has allowed for us to build a powerful user experience around the dWeb’s very complex and intricate components.

It’s that powerful experience that derives from our own custom protocols, apps, and algorithms that will soon make the dWeb usable by anyone, while protecting it and its’ users from illegal activity, as well as bad actors. It is our contribution to the many who have made their own contributions to the dWeb’s parts and a key component in our mission to put a decentralized web in the hands of millions or even billions of people. I believe it is common sense that software development companies will never invest in developing on a decentralized web of any kind until there are ways to prevent illegal activity without creating some sort of centralization. At the very same time, we’re working on ways to remove the complexities of using decentralized software, like giving end-users the ability to authenticate with ARISEN’s blockchain, without ever realizing that they’re using cryptographic keys. This is a crucial step in putting the dWeb and its apps into the hands of anyone and everyone who want to use it. We will soon be releasing those technologies, as well as many others that will enable us to begin development of a powerful ecosystem that will change how each and every one of us use the Internet. That intersection at Humanities and Science Boulevard has taken us much further than just user experience. One of our biggest motivators has been to bring freedom back to the Internet and that mission is morphing into a crucial political battle that has grown far beyond just the Internet itself. Our fight has expanded to the big tech cartel that our products compete with and their daily violation of many of our most important human and God-given rights.

We should be allowed to speak freely on the Web without the interference of others. Business owners should also be able to run their businesses the way they want or share their political views without the bank or merchant services provider preventing them from payment acceptance based on opinion difference. Even daring to cross this intersection to fight for these crucial human rights, will certainly result in many public attacks lodged against anyone who attempts to do so. It could even cause politically motivated prosecutors to find a way to bring charges against those who choose that pathway; a scare tactic aimed at individuals deciding to follow in their footsteps or supporting a particular fight. This is an experience to which I am very familiar. If you know my story, you know that I started this fight long before I ever launched Peeps. It’s that same fight that currently has me in the hands of those same politically motivated government bodies, and I, nor Peeps, has or will give up on our fight for human rights, regardless of what happens to us. We have certainly proven that by now — and we risk our lives and our family’s lives each and every day that we continue that fight for people like you. It’s the hallmark of our existence. It’s what separates dWeb from other webs. It’s what gives us so much pride.

That’s why we say we invented the dWeb. It’s far bigger than just the code or its components, even though we created many of the dWeb’s components. It’s a liberating concept and a growing movement of patriots. While the dWeb was created through the scientific collaboration of hundreds of companies, it is our focus on the arts, user experience and human rights that separates dWeb from other decentralized webs that were or will be built with the very same technologies. In fact, dWeb is the only decentralized web that is focused on its user experience, their rights, as well as their future. No other web can even come close to that claim. We have the scars to prove it. People will never adopt another web until they understand why they need to move on to greener pastures and it’s dWeb’s focus on human rights that will help drive everyday people to understand why they must — and best of all — once they arrive, they will find that it’s easy and fun to use.

While the science is important, the arts, user experience and human rights side of technology are the lifeline of any successful project and the reason most people have yet to run to other decentralized webs or even cryptocurrencies for that matter. If you can’t explain what you’re building to people who feel accomplished by a simple Google search, you might as well stop coding until you can. I mention all of this to say — we’re deeply focused on helping people connect with decentralized services and machines in a simple way, while also bringing those very same people to understand why their life and freedoms depend on using decentralized alternatives. We don’t need more government, we need more decentralization. It’s why we have placed so much focus on the term “decentralized”, why we placed a “d” in front of all of our services and why we’re starting a global campaign against the big tech cartel. While some see it as a political delusion, we see it as a human revolution and a risk we must take to fight for the very soul of this nation and the world at-large. Read our story, it’s why we even exist in the first place.

It has certainly helped birth a web unlike any other in existence and it’s that concept to which we claim credit. It’s dWeb’s combined focus on humanity and science that our team deserves to be credited with and if history repeats itself, they will certainly receive it, as well as all of the others whose work made this great project possible. In the end, we’re not trying to steal the “shine” of Dan Larimer, Paul Frazee or the many other geniuses whose work was used to make this project possible — we’re simply building a bigger and better lamp to shine on their efforts and working to put their hard work into the hands of billions of people around the world who can appreciate those efforts. Otherwise, I believe those projects would be lost amongst all of us nerds, who spend our days salivating over GitHub repos and new advances in cryptography. dWeb is the first step to bringing brilliant inventions like cryptocurrencies masses, while also introducing our planet’s population to the importance of decentralization. We started this fight with “The People’s Bank” and we’re back, with “The People’s Web”, only this time, we were given the chance to actually deliver on our vision. The success of our efforts will greatly depend on the people of the world and their ability to collaborate with one another in the expansion of the dWeb, just as its creators collaborated on the conception of its many elements. It`s a fight we are asking you to join with us today and one we`re dubbing as “The Fight Of The Century”, just as we did the banking system.

You can join other patriots who are in that fight with us on a daily basis at https://peepsx.com.

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