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Max Borders:

"To sketch hypermediation, imagine that technology enables a system of numerous checkers. Those checkers use their minds to do the checking on the activities of others, but they themselves are checked in a kind of fractal. Each checker builds and guards a reputation so as to be considered and rewarded for future work as a checker. It’s not disintermediation, but rather virtuous recursion with associated good incentives. There is no perfect human fractal, but it would still be virtuous when compared against the status quo ante.

Such is not to argue that the original blockchain, with its logic fixed at the level of the network, isn’t profoundly useful for a host of use cases. Rather, there will be circumstances in which people will want to self-organize in ways that take into account their particular strengths, aptitudes, perspectives and context. As I write, blockchain-inspired alternatives are being developed along these lines. There will be distributed ledgers for identity, reputation, and improved trust networks. And sometimes hypermediation will be required." (https://medium.com/social-evolution/how-we-become-the-social-safety-net-2994a68a53db)


Max Borders sees the Holochain as an example of using hypermediation rather than disintermediation