A challenge to hack your idea of what the web can be. Lfg.
The Internet is the Wild Wild West. People believe what they read on the web but they shouldn’t. It was not always that way. The web started out as communities of researchers sharing knowledge within their field. But search and social media algorithms along with fake accounts have created an Internet of silos. People and information are isolated in polarized bubbles that channel their attention with fake virality. This is enabled by browsers that make the Internet flat and static, while treating people and information as commodities.
But browsers have the potential to connect information and access the Internet in its full dimensionality. We can have a deeply connected Internet that layers knowledge on top of web pages. We can have an Internet of Ideas.
We are building browser extensions and network protocols to access the Overweb, a trust layer over the webpage that provides deep layers of context for any idea on the web enabling you to discern what you can believe on the web. Similar to the Wild Wild West ultimately becoming Silicon Valley, the web will one way or another become hyper-dimensional. This is your opportunity to be in the conversation.
It's time to stretch and expand our ideas about what the Internet can be so we can create the world we want to live in.
The Overweb Challenge concluded on January 22nd with the closing session in which participants did elevator pitches about their Overweb concepts..
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