Web 3.0 should be the , and not inefficient CPU/GPU-hogging systems built around blockchains. One thing is for sure: decentralized networks are the future.

That said, it is good to be on Mastodon, and it is surprisingly fairly active. Not too much, not too less, just right.

@jgmac1106 By silos you mean closed platforms a.k.a. "walled gardens"?

Just to clarify. I was just ranting about people trying to apply blockchains everywhere where it is not required (for eg. JPEG committee) and I saw some article touting blockchains as the future, Web 3.0.

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