Teaching Decentralization in a Centralized Era | The Cryptosphere

This article was written by Manuel Beltrán, Luis Rodil-Fernández and Pawel Pokutycki of the Alternative Learning Tank in the Netherlands; it originally appeared on their site. We are grateful to them and to ALT for allowing us to share it with our readers. In this field trip to a data centre, the students learn some disappointing, but essential, lessons about data privacy, data commodification, individual rights versus expediency, and the decentralized and alienating nature of information technology work. And it’s not even a NATO facility!

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