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In the earlier days if the Republic, a federated plan was seen as the best way to bring diverse sets of people over at once. Although one of the greatest inhibitors of transferring large networks over at the same time is the network effects of the previous network - a switching cost as it were, if you could only bring sub groups of them over. Anyway, those were the thoughts of the revolutionary founders.
Distributed uncensorable networks, micro-payments, breaking monopolies built of user generated content.
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