In today’s world, it’s almost impossible to imagine life without WhatsApp. The popular messaging app has become an integral part of our daily lives, allowing us to stay connected with friends, family, and colleagues no matter where we are. But what if you were to live without WhatsApp for 5 years? I know this sounds like a daunting task, but hear me out. I recently made the decision to delete WhatsApp from my phone and, after nearly five years of living without it, I can confidently say that it’s been a liberating experience.
The vision Imagine an application that could do it all… Something between reddit, instagram, telegram and eBay. Now imagine everyone on this platform can be anonymous - no IP log, no nothing. The application would not be served from a single server, instead it would be decentralised and accessible through a regular browser. This means, that anyone can participate and communicate / buy / sell anything they want. Because of its decentralised nature, the application could not be stopped or shut down by a government entities.
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The why and how Ever since the end of the bush era 2008, every Intel chip comes with an embedded subsystem called the intel management engine. Every i3, i5, i7 and i9 processor has this engine. It is a black-box and has access to every peripheral device like RAM, camera, microphone hard drive, … even when the main processor is turned off. Some say this is a backdoor for the NSA, some say this is pure paranoia.