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Ce que l’internet n’a pas réussi (3/4) : distribuer l’autorité. Par Hubert Guillaud le 18/03/14 | 1 commentaire | 4,404 lectures | Impression Il y a un an, l’enquête Ipsos “France 2013 : les nouvelles fractures” faisait l’effet d’un coup de tonnerre médiatique, soulignant combien la crise avait exacerbé la tentation du repli national et le rejet du politique.

Ce que l’internet n’a pas réussi (3/4) : distribuer l’autorité

Le Monde titrait sur “les crispations alarmantes de la société française”. “Le poujadisme s’est enraciné en France”, estimait-elle. L’idéologie anti-autoritaire des années 60-70 a reflué de manière spectaculaire. 87 % des Français estiment qu’on a besoin d’un vrai chef en France pour remettre de l’ordre et 86 % (toute tendance politique confondue) estiment que l’autorité est une valeur qui est souvent trop critiquée.

Et la nouvelle édition que vient de relayer Ipsos ne fait que renforcer cette tendance. Puis viendra l’ubérisation d’Uber (1/2) Plusieurs fois annoncés en déclin, la Silicon Valley et les États-Unis imprègnent de nouveau un modèle au monde : « la plate-forme monopole ».

Puis viendra l’ubérisation d’Uber (1/2)

Après les big companies de l’énergie, de la finance ou de la production industrielle, se développent de nouveaux monopoles. Avec raison, Evgeny Morozov [1] soulève quelques questions essentielles quant à cette idéologie. Mais quel pays au monde a financé sur des budgets publics les deux piliers des mutations que nous observons : le GPS (Global Positioning System) et l’Internet ? S’agit-il d’un juste et simple retour sur investissement ? Pourtant, depuis des années, au cœur du numérique se forge une autre vision du monde. Source : EBA (Euro Banking Association) Working Group on Electronic and Alternative Payments, Cryptotechnologies as Major IT Innovation and Technical Change Agent, Paris : EBA, 11 mai 2015.

Ni particulier ni professionnel Pour autant, l’ère qui commence ne semble pas prendre son temps. La deuxième génération de plates-formes. Backfeed - The Future of Organization. Human organizational models have long been limited to a small set of effective approaches.

Backfeed - The Future of Organization

For small organizations with fewer than thirty or forty members we have long been able to effectively coordinate group behaviour in a loosely structured form deeply connected to our anthropological origins. The tribe As special forces teams and high tech startups attest, the “tribe-level” of organization can be very effective. There are several reasons for this: Because everyone is more or less aware of the whole set of organizational activities and the capabilities and interests of all the other members of the group, it is relatively easy for informal networking to match the most important tasks with the resources most capable of attending to them. The result is an organization that does a good job getting everyone to pull in the same direction and using collective intelligence to identify and solve problems.

The hierarchy Decreasing returns to scale Decreasing mutualism Diffusion of responsibility. The case for (re)decentralizing the Internet — Ursium Blog. How Society Will Be Transformed By CryptoEconomics. Thoughts by Noah Thorp from his work @ Citizen Code & CoMakery.

How Society Will Be Transformed By CryptoEconomics

We messed up when we built the internet. I’m not talking about Javascript. Despite the web’s fantastically successful decentralized headless nature — the first internet protocols did not bake some key features in to the protocol layer cake. The missing features are distributed user accounts, data storage, and asset ownership tracking. The nature of our internet society has been shaped by the lack of these features in surprising ways. To understand the shift in progress we must go on a journey through the disintermediation of banking, the exponentially growing internet of things, growing freelancer economy, corporations run by AIs, and dynamic governance structures like holacracy.

The Trouble With Trust Providing third party transactional trust at scale has been the business of banks and brokers since the Medicis gained extraordinary international power by revolutionizing banking in the 14th century. Cultural Interlude Ok. How Bitcoin’s Blockchain Could Power an Alternate Internet — Backchannel. Blockchain Companies. It should be pretty clear that the economy we have today is holding us back.

Blockchain Companies

It's an amoral, debt-riddled system that is riven with corruption and wracked by periodic bouts of extreme instability. Worse, on its current path, the 'turking" future it's building for us is pretty damned grim. Worse, there's no way to fix this system. No reform is possible. The rot is in the foundation because it is obsolete. This means there's only one way to replace it. It can only be done through wholesale creative destruction. The only vehicle that can do this quickly and in a way that yields a positive results is something called a blockchain company. A blockchain company isn't like any company you know. It's not run organically (it doesn't have faux person-hood).

The entire company is simply open source software. A company like this runs as software, in the same way bitcoin is run: decentralized. A blockchain company doesn't have shares of stock. Time horizon on this? Five to ten years.