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There’s a clear problem facing identity that will only become worse as data management systems painfully try to scale to the demand
The Internet is something very different. Let’s do a quick thought experiment to illustrate it. Imagine that you wake up tomorrow and Google, and all its services and products, are completely gone. For some people, it would barely scathe them. For the majority, however, it would be a disaster. Take out Apple, Amazon, and Facebook together with Google, and the day would officially be designated the day the Internet died.
Many people, including the legendary creator of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee, are advocating for a different kind of Internet. They want to see an Internet that is truer to its original proposition, which was highly decentralized, a new decentralized internet. The way some of the pioneers see it, the exciting new technology that underpins digital currencies like Bitcoin, blockchain, is the thing that will set the Internet users free from the clutch of the big tech companies.
Election fraud continues to be a major issue for governments around the world. Voting machine hacks and intentional voting miscounts from groups in power have led to rampant distrust amongst voters. Blockchain-based voting systems have the potential to solve these issues and gain widespread adoption.