[Podcast] Can technology curb centralization in the Internet?

By on 15 Sep 2022

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Centralization has been happening well before the Internet. Repurposed photo by K8 on Unsplash

APNIC’s Chief Scientist, Geoff Huston, joins PING to discuss the recent Decentralized Internet Infrastructure Research Group (DINRG) meeting at IETF 114.

The DINRG investigates open research issues in decentralizing infrastructure services such as trust management, identity management, name resolution, resource/asset ownership management, and resource discovery. The Research Group focuses on infrastructure services that can benefit from decentralization or that are difficult to realize in local, potentially connectivity-constrained, networks.

For Geoff, the discussion about whether technology has led to centralization is misplaced — technology is merely a lever that ‘The Big’ has used (and continues to use) to remain big — so discussion needs to focus on the economic factors that have historically repeated, and allowed the biggest companies of the world to control their markets.

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