There’s a whole world of fun potential consumer products that let people do computer things that don’t involve reading ads on Facebook or viewing promoted tweets.
A decentralized web is harder to create than a centralized web, especially when overcoming non-technical user adoption. Is the upside of a decentralized model worth the effort? (Or rather, will time and changing circumstances create the perfect opportunity for a stable decentralized web to emerge?)
From the same article:
A precondition for the success of these distributed platforms is a shift towards user-controlled data, the ownership of a user’s social graph and her intellectual property created online.
Will there come a time when the average person will have more concern over the ownership of their personal information and personal IP?