The unrealized potential of federation
> The unrealized potential of federation https://drewdevault.com/2020/09/20/The-potential-of-federation.html
Strong agreement on the substantive point.
Strong disagreement on the analogy to the United Federation of Planets – which comes closer to a centralized dystopia than a true federation.
Ever notice how nearly all communication (even between civilians!) ends with a federation logo? Or how few private spacecraft there are? Or the way Starfleet frequently disregards privacy/casually takes actions that should need a warrant?
> god I wish people would shut the fuck up about their personal beef with the federation and realize that it's just a well-known example of a federated system, fuck me
I don't think it's a *good*/useful example though – there's a good chance that a reader is either 1) geeky enough to feel the sort of objections I mentioned, or 2) not familiar with the Federation as anything more than "the good guys from Star Trek" – which isn't enough to help explain federation
Also, I think it's more helpful for people to have the association
"advocates of federation" == people who want the Web to be more like email
than to have the association
"advocates of federation" == people who want the Web to be more like Star Trek
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