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In this episode we meet Samer Hassan (@samerp2p) researcher in decentralized collaboration, activist and Berkman Center fellow. We discuss why the swarm is safer than the cloud, the new decentralized tools powering resistance movements, and how and why the centralization of online services is a threat to our freedom.

With a background in Social Sciences, Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science, Samer is passionate about how to build free/open source privacy-aware decentralized systems (e.g. blockchain) to facilitate collaborative communities and social movements. He led the technical team that built the backend-as-a-service for collaborative apps SwellRT; the app for collaborative communities Teem, used by a diversity of social collectives; and the real-time collaborative editor JetPad, which aims to provide a fully-fledged free/open source alternative to Google Docs, and which is privacy-aware and decentralized/federated.

Showrunner & Host Jamie King | Editor Riley Byrne
Original Music David Triana | Web Production Eric Barch

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  • TRUMP: I always thought elections were a complete charade as well, till he got elected. However due to this recent “chemical weapons of mass destruction” scare I believe he just got the JFK talk.

    Two really important links from the show:


    We all know our governments are full of rich troglodytes. Can our generation get together and take control peacefully using decentralized collaboration or will we waste away in our 3D headsets while their inbred spawn take the helm?

    Thanks for the show man, I look forward to each one. Glad you got funded.