@vms20591 There is a basic form of invisible trust between a User and the Service provider, that the user subconsciously trusts the service provider. I am not at all blaming the service provider here.
My point is that, the centralized architecture by itself is attracting Governments / Private agents towards the huge pile of data stored. These agencies now know there are this number of user data and they also know from where to get it, so they just go and grab the data required.
Not even required / targeted data, they wanted to get as much data as possible, so that they need not depend on those providers for sometime. I state the problem here is they are approaching the service providers because agencies know where the data is because the data is centralized.
They could easily manipulate everything which affects not just the privacy of an user but also affects the economic growth, political nature of a region, public sectors, the progress of a particular society and many more.
Exactly! I believe you are aware of what Bitcoin is trying to do.
Again, I completely agree with you and that is what we want and the system has already worked out. The success stories of Napster music streaming service, Torrent file sharing service. And by the way, when the system like torrent just works and people do not care about the ideology behind the peer-to-peer sharing system but still they prefer using those services because of the fact it just works for them.
We should also note that the above two services reached more number of people by being centralized for just node lookups. They can also be decentralized and for that to be accessible by more number of people like in centralized system, there are researches undergoing like the project meshnet.
I strongly believe peer to peer and decentralized systems can make through if they can handle about any scenario we throw at them.
@aravinthk I agree we cannot trust a closed source or a proprietary system that says we are not doing any mischief with your data. As the famous quote goes like this
Talk is Cheap. Show me the Code.
And moreover, the primary point here is Centralized vs Decentralized than Open vs Closed. But yes, the nature of the source matters along with the architecture too.