Thu, Jan 21 | Online Event

The Overweb Challenge

Hack your idea of what the Internet can be
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The Overweb Challenge

Time & Location

Jan 21, 9:00 AM PST – Jan 22, 10:00 AM PST
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About the Event

A challenge to hack your idea of what the web can be. 

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. Just as the Wild Wild West ultimately became Silicon Valley, the Internet will evolve into the Overweb.

Track 1: Development Challenge

  • You will connect a blockchain or an existing application to the Overweb.
  • You will have access to several APIs.
  • You have one month to complete the integration.

Track 2 & 3: Business and Social Impact Ideation Challenges

  • In this challenge, you will get the opportunity to apply the Overweb Pattern to an industry vertical or a social impact case. 
  • Your tools will be Smart Tags, Overlay Applications, Digital Nations, and may be even Digital Real Estate. 
  • You will work in teams. 
  • You will submit ideas by the end of the day. 

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.   

Schedule


  • 55 minutes

    Opening Session - What is the Overweb and why do we need it?

    ZOOM A

  • 55 minutes

    The Future of Digital Communities

    ZOOM B
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