for some intriguing predictions by John Grant
on how hackers (as in tinkerers
) are poised to develop decentralised platforms of future. Citing Numerai
as two examples, anticipated trend is that of curious hackers moving up the stack riding on tech like AI while driven by active learning and collaboration. The optimist in me can't wait for this to happen soon enough! :-)
"To adapt to constant technological change, it is inevitable participatory inquiry and active learning will evolve. It will probably take several decades before efficient and resilient decentralised platforms emerge, but they will, and become formidable competitors to closed platforms and service providers. In the meantime, the scarcity of attention means that social media technologies will continue to test the boundaries of reward pathway stimulation."