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State of the Distributed Economy Project

From: Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:37:16 -0500
Message-ID: <CACvcBVqLtxHXjEtpX=ji9EE+4vm3FT11hW=8qviBTyCQQuLrWQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-rww <public-rww@w3.org>
Dear RWW,

I seem to be going through some sort of crises. I am shocked that after all
of this time, I forgot what tool to use to do a sparql query. I found cwm
[1] a bit overwhelming and finally decided that I'd try Fuseki [2].

I have been trying to figure out how to implement a distributed economy,
and feel that I have spent more time trying to do research to describe the
vision than actual implementation.

I started out exploring federated social networks such as Diaspora and
Friendica that are distributed, federated, and privacy aware [3]. Then I
expanded my vision into a distributed economy presentation, which included
interconnected elements for: distributed manufacturing, distributed
funding, distributed social networking, distributed file sharing, privacy,
licensure, and authentication, the semantic web, engineering packages, and
grid computing [4].

Soon after I decided to start a blog [5], where I expanded upon what I
wrote in my presentation. I then researched a broad swath of literature,
but found my brain bursting. Thus, I decided to write what looks like a
thesis [6].

This was still not that clear, so I decided to take a hack at wire framing
based on my research [7], which is briefly summarized here in terms of the
wire frame starting from the top [8].

I'm delighted that Melvin is so excited about Bitmark. This could help
immensely with the Value Network / * section.

I have to wonder though. If I have been forgetting how to do sparql
queries, am I much of a programmer? Are my strengths elsewhere? Is this at
least useful?

[1] http://infomesh.net/2001/cwm/
[2] http://jena.apache.org/documentation/serving_data/
[3] http://wiki.ohmspace.org/images/8/8b/The_Evolving_Social_Web.pdf
[4] http://wiki.ohmspace.org/images/7/7b/April-2012-5mof-BrentShambaugh.pdf
[5] http://adistributedeconomy.blogspot.com/2012/03/overview.html
[6] http://bshambaugh.org/Master_17.html
[7] http://bshambaugh.org/eispp3.pdf
[8] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-lod/2014Sep/0070.html

-Brent Shambaugh

Website: bshambaugh.org
Received on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 03:37:44 UTC

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