New York Times: We can’t trust Uber
Not just Uber, but all the usual suspects.
Somewhere in the next couple of decades, there will be a tipping point. Scientific breakthrough in distributed systems will have to top the unassailable power, efficiency and convenience of today’s huge central service providers and gatekeepers. Why? Because no amount of regulatory oversight can prevent centralized abuse of power; this article provides just one of countless examples.
That new wave of decentralization may come through home-scaled nodes; it may come through communal pools, in a topology similar to that of the Internet of the early days. Either way, it has to come and succeed.