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Galen Wolfe-Pauly: Urbit – A Digital Republic Reinventing the Internet

Episode Summary

Galen Wolfe-Pauly joined us to discuss Urbit, a radical project that aims to disrupt the clould computing paradigm and create a user-driven internet.

Episode Notes

Galen Wolfe-Pauly, CEO of Tlon, the company behind Urbit, joined us to discuss one of the most radical and curious projects to come on the podcast. In development for 15 years already, Urbit aims to unravel the cloud computing paradigm that led to the creation of internet monopolies like Google and Facebook. Instead, in Urbit, each person has a personal server, a kind of digital sovereign entity, where applications are run, which leaves control and data in the hands of users.

Galen joined us to discuss what the philosophy and ideas driving Urbit, how a radically different internet could look like and what our path is to get there.

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This episode is hosted by Brian Fabian Crain and Meher Roy. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/205