“Epistemology in the Cloud - On Fake News and Digital Sovereignty”
2018-10-23, 17:00–17:45, Saal 1
The web allows anyone to say anything and so raises the age-old question of epistemology. Starting from a recent analysis of knowledge using counterfactual logic, the author goes to show how control of the hardware on which content is located is essential to thought. But since thinking is a social activity we need to be able to co-operate to do so across nodes owned by different actors. This sets strong requirements on a feasible architecture for peer to peer cooperation. An architecture to do so is described which furthermore has space for all kinds of actors from individuals up to the largest institutions.