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Re: What Happened to the Semantic Web?

From: Adrian Walker <adriandwalker@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:34:56 -0700
Message-ID: <CABbsESeEb=asxuTwYpPPhRHz29oubCYrCD8X=-V6Q9gvX9u3gQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@miscoranda.com>
Cc: Sebastian Samaruga <ssamarug@gmail.com>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Sean,

You wrote: *Eventually I think that somebody will navigate a course through
this huge landscape and come up with a great app that people can relate to,
and we'll have people publishing peer to peer instead of injecting their
stuff into closed silos using proprietary formats.*

The system and examples online at executable-english.com would seem to
address  publishing peer to peer, though it's a platform with many apps,
rather than an app.

It allows one to investigate things like "what happens with SQL like
languages when they are used to express whole applications?"  [1]

Apologies if you have seen this before, and thanks for comments.

                      - Adrian

[1]
www.executable-english.com/Oil_Industry_Supply_Chain_by_Kowalski_and_Walker.pdf

Adrian Walker
Reengineering LLC
San Jose, CA, USA
860 830 2085
www.executable-english.com







On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 12:40 PM, Sean B. Palmer <sean@miscoranda.com>
wrote:

> Hi Sebastian,
>
> > Open and decentralized system: could P2P do the trick?
>
> Perhaps, one day. There were some parts of your attached draft that I
> did not understand: some words like "runat", and a whole paragraph in
> Spanish stymied my comprehension. But in general, yes, I do hope that
> out of today's available technologies and those that are soon to be
> invented, we will end up with a decentralised alternative to the web.
>
> When WebTorrent came out a while ago, I realised that we're getting to
> the point where we could nearly bootstrap any new network on top of
> the existing web using WebSockets and all the other modern goodies:
>
> https://webtorrent.io/
>
> Not to mention the fact that we can now emulate entire Linux boxes in
> the browser in JavaScript, without even needing WebAssembly. What
> times we live in! As I mentioned in my original email, IPFS and the
> various blockchain based DNS alternatives are the most promising
> alternatives that I know of right now (if they would only combine
> them), but Tor is still the system with the best reach.
>
> There are some thorny questions that come up over and over though. One
> is how you incentivise people to store your content for you, which
> efforts like Filecoin are trying to solve. Another is how you manage
> your private keys in a system where revocation may not necessarily
> help. Bitcoin itself is the world's biggest experiment on that. There
> are also the usual problems like sybil attacks that researchers have
> been studying for years. Eventually I think that somebody will
> navigate a course through this huge landscape and come up with a great
> app that people can relate to, and we'll have people publishing peer
> to peer instead of injecting their stuff into closed silos using
> proprietary formats. On the other hand, this belief clearly makes me
> an optimist.
>
> --
> Sean B. Palmer, http://inamidst.com/sbp/
>
>
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