The Noosphere Protocol is part of an effort to bootstrap a new kind of content web. Noosphere, like its namesake, is a worldwide medium for thinking together.
The open source back end protocol powering the Subconscious app. The Subconscious Noosphere Discord chat server is one of my favourite place for learning and discussion.
Noosphere draws from the same foundational ideas as IPFS, ActivityPub, ATProtocol, Nostr and other protocols. But, it distinguishes itself in meaningful ways:
- Users truly own and control their data, even when infrastructure providers become adversaries
- All operations are local-first and work offline
- Infrastructure providers trust users, not the other way around
- There is no blockchain, central authority or other built-in, global source of truth
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I wrote up the design for this many years ago now, when I called it a Tweetstorm Builder and Blog....