November 28, 2018 at 07:20
28 Nov 2018 at 08: 14 & nbspUTC
Larry Sanger, one of the co-founders of Wikipedia, recently spoke about the implementation of blockchain in the current educational sector. During an interview with Boxlife.tv, Larry shared some of the insights and plans for implementing the blockchain on Wikipedia and how it could benefit the community of writers as a whole.
What is Everipedia
Larry Sanger is a pioneer of the new Everipedia Blockchain IQ project. The purpose of the plan is to eliminate the centralized form of sharing knowledge of old age on the Internet.
The blockword based on Everipedia would use the basics of the generalized accounting system, where the quality of the work they produce would regulate the financial aspects for the writer.
The main objective is to develop a decentralized system that is resistant to censorship and democracy. Holders of QI tokens on the platform would keep the key in the decision-making process. Earn tokens from the quality of the work you produce and you can buy them.
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How can blockchain be implemented to verify information and sources?
Larry Sanger explains that Everipedia will be the bifurcation of Wikipedia, and in general the wikis are self-sufficient. Self-sufficient because, the information is added by the community and that information is polished over time. However, the authenticity of the information is not guaranteed, and this is where the blockchain comes into play.
In the second part of the everipedia project, a content classification system would be implemented, in which the most informative and well-supplied articles would take precedence. The best content would boost your profile, which would be converted into monetary gains.
Currently there is no system to evaluate the content, due to the monopoly of a few on the Internet. Everipedia wants to establish a neutral internet protocol, that can only be achieved if it is put on a decentralized Blockchain system.
What is the "neutral internet protocol", will it be an autonomous system for verifying information?
Everipedia would introduce the IQ token system, and the owners must devise a kind of weighted average rating. Larry makes it clear that he is the pioneer of the system, but not the sole decision maker, and 51% of QI owners control the distributed network. The distributed decision-making process would bring democratic reform to the Everipedia network.
What is the role of QI token holders in the decision-making process?
IQ token holders should validate any changes on the network, just as miners do in cryptocurrencies. They would have decided if the modifications and revisions made to an article were acceptable. Larry also states that they are currently working on a smart contract vote, which would govern operations on the network. The system represents democracy at its root and would be like a new one co-creation that would be coded on an intelligent contract.
The mention of the constitution makes the project look like a new country, what is the idea behind it?
Larry explains, online communities are a kind of small country, where they adhere according to specific rules of the online community. With Everipedia, these rules will be decentralized and truly democratic. Decision-making is not in the hands of a few and you do not have to be a founder or investor of the project to be part of the decision-making process.
What's wrong with the current state of things and the system we're following today?
Today's system is minimal and slow, decision-making power is in the hands of a few. If someone wants to make a change or write about a topic, it will take months to compile everything and more, to have it checked by the sources. The decision-making system is not decentralized correctly. Even the wrong information can remain on the platform for months and anyone can remove the right ones.
As a token holder, how long does it take to contribute to everipedia?
It will depend on the token holder. One can become a token holder and never look back at Everipedia if he so wishes. But that's not what Larry would expect from the owners. To maintain the decentralized system, at least the token holder must vote for important decisions.
What was the push behind the project, given that you have numerous initiatives in the encyclopedia sector?
Larry explains that, being a PhD in philosophy, he specializes in the theory of knowledge. Love for deductive systems and a well-constructed encyclopedia in a certain way represent a semantic hierarchy. Larry believes that knowledge in today's world is highly underestimated and finds it ironic that most educators are the reason.
How is knowledge underestimated at the moment?
Larry believes that educators today are partially responsible, especially in the United States. The phrases like "the facts do not count" and "the students must learn how to learn". This form of education undermines practical knowledge; people must know the difference between declarative knowledge and procedural knowledge.
"Educators are all in procedural knowledge and how to learn." If learning to learn should be a valuable thing worth teaching, it must be because having learned things is really valuable. "