To resolve the inequity in this system—something that impacts every one of us, no matter where we live or what socioeconomic category we claim—we need to decentralize the protocols, platforms, and underlying technologies that drive the digital economy. We need to find new ways to trade and interact online that don’t rely on proprietary technologies and centralized web architectures. The Interplanetary File System is critical in doing so.
Today, control over the internet is increasingly centralized in the hands of just a few big tech companies. Decentralizing the web through new technologies like blockchain and decentralized protocols can ensure that the web remains community-focused and user-oriented, just like it was originally intended to be.