Are we in the Internet Dark Ages? Here’s how to find the light.
Muneeb Ali, founder of Blockstack, calls the period we are in right now “the dark ages of the Internet.” In this talk, he explains how the internet got centralized in the last decades and presents how a new digital infrastructure has the potential to set us free.
Muneeb co-founded Blockstack, a new internet for decentralized apps where users own their data. Muneeb received his PhD in Computer Science from Princeton University specializing in distributed systems. He went through Y Combinator and has worked in the systems research group at Princeton and PlanetLab—the world's first and largest cloud computing testbed. Muneeb was awarded a J. William Fulbright Fellowship and gives guest lectures on cloud computing at Princeton. He has built a broad range of production systems and published research papers with over 900 citations.