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Saturday, April 29 • 14:00 - 14:50
Marching Toward the World Brain: Chaos and Self-Organizing Networks

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What if a computer network behaved like a brain? What if, based on activity and resources, a network re-arranged itself to the optimal configuration for a goal? I'll talk about my experiments in creating self-organizing decentralized computer networks that are programmable and have goals. We'll discuss issues like scalability, security and consistency and what networks like this could provide humanity in the future. We'll talk about how networks of this kind can help ordinary humans with information overload and provide intelligence to communities. A simulation and very basic demo will be shown for the first time demonstrating how we can implement these concepts today.

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Michael Grube

Hey everybody! I'm a developer who has a pretty strong interest in decentralization and hacking.

Saturday April 29, 2017 14:00 - 14:50 EDT