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Always On: Solipsis--The Arrival of Something New

Dec 01, 2005, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Down in Miami Beach today (Wednesday 30th Nov. 2005) on a street corner, in front of the Bass Museum on 2121 Park Avenue (between 21st and 22nd Streets), there is a 'happening' taking place. Its called 'The Digital Street Corner.' Its 'Performance Art' meets the 'Virtual World'. Why is this interesting? Because, although the technology is young and somewhat beta-ish, it is quite likely an indicator of a major new trend.

"It is Solipsis, an open source project designed to enable an infinitely scalable global network. It does not use DNS, It does not use servers. It is in fact a fully decentralized P2P network, or what is known as 'Pure P2P'..."

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