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Author Comments

Tate never bought into this whole "One person - one account" notion. Sure, it might be okay for the mainstream but in the end it was much more convenient to have multiple personality disorder while going on the Net. Since decentralizing started to become more and more pervasive in all aspects of daily life it became a huge mess. Even on the Net it was a mess - multiple accounting systems, multiple payment systems each with its own electronic currency backed by all sorts of things and split into independent parts under the hood. Tate surfed the bazaar - another one of these decentralized markets on the Net which had everything a person might want - any kind of person. The market was represented by a tree with each branch being something that grouped its leafs - individual traders. Each trader could be anywhere physically, not bound by any single jurisdiction, defined by ultra-flexible rules for access, payment and delivery. And each day independent search systems sifted through the publicly open parts of each bazaar making a representation of what was available for general public. You could find anything - if you knew how and where to look. You could make an almost autonomous money-making engine - setting up a system for buying a set of goods from a set of traders and selling it to another set of traders. You could do this for a living if your heart was in it.

He spent a few minutes checking his automatic traders, then sighed and switched his account to the one he used for current business. It was time for more interesting work.


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Credits & Info


3.01 / 5.00

Sep 11, 2010
11:10 PM EDT
File Info
6.9 MB
5 min 15 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.