cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/5768010
> You know [BOINC](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkeley_Open_Infrastructure_for_Network_Computing), the thing where you can donate your processing power to specific computational projects?
> Is there anything like that, but for hosting platforms / services?
> Something where you could say "I am willing to dedicate this much of my CPU, RAM and storage space to this project or this group of people".
> Say that I have a server that is more or less collecting dust, and I want to make it do something productive.
> I am aware of YUNOHost and alternatives, but that still requires me to choose which things to deploy and also somehow then offer that to the community.
> As a certified lazy dude, I would much rather say "here's the computer, use it for whatever you need the most".
> The issue I see with this is that my goodwill could be abused for hosting something inappropriate or even illegal, and then I would be held responsible. So there should be some transparency requirement or some other mechanism that helps prevents this.
> And yes, self-hosting would not be the accurate term to describe this kind of distributed resource sharing. "croud-sourced self-hosting"? "crowd-hosting" sounds like a good description for this phenomenon.
> Some implementation of this probably already exists.
> Please provide any relevant names or links that would help me find more about this.
If top of the society is immoral psychopaths with power, and most of the society is composed of people with good intentions, then there is not much hope for "beta uprising" until things go way beyond point of recovery, because powerful psychopaths will not let their power get taken away.
Not sure if this is just evolutionary biology, but this cycle of psychopaths at the top has been going on since when, at least ancient Egypt. And in all these thousands of years, the system that enables this cycle got way more reinforced than it got dismantled.
So is it maybe better idea to put benevolent people's energy towards designing and preparing a new societal system that will have built-in mechanisms for preventing corruption and malevolence?
"prepare" as in get ready to implement for when the current messed up system is about to grind to a halt and collapse?
Well, it would be best to figure out how to go full Benevolent Theseus™ by replacing parts of currently failing system with the corruption-proof ones.
What are some resources related to this topic?
Recearch on societal dynamics, designing political systems, examples of similar revolutions that already happened, etc.
Post any links that you consider relevant
and because internet is amazing, some people actually made games based on this:
mfw Monotech Power Game Unit lost it's flagship exclusive game
Can we appreciate that Lemmy architecture design and dedication of instance admins made it possible for this to happen:
I wonder how many other projects could scale up this quickly as well as Lemmy did.