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**Federation** is an idea which takes a swing at all of these problems.
*Note: apparently some cryptocurrency enthusiasts are parading this article
around to peddle their garbage. Cryptocurrency is the digitally woke techbro's
ponzi scheme, and is a massive waste of electricity and developer effort. Anyone
who tells you anything positive about anything which is even remotely connected
to cryptocurrency almost certainly has ulterior motives and you should steer
clear. So hopefully that settles that. And cryptocurrency is a P2P system,
anyway, NOT a federation!*
The key trait of a software system which is *federated* is that the servers are
controlled by independent, sovereign entities, and that they exist together
under a common web of communication protocols and social agreements. This