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Stop Saying Decentralized Systems Are Controlled By the Masses! Masses Are STUPID!
It pains me to hear people explain what decentralization is to other people and how they all come to the same yadda-yadda of explaining that, in decentralized systems, it's the masses who control whatever...
Stop saying decentralized projects, platforms, tokens, whatever, are controlled by the masses.
The Masses Are STUPID!
...And let me be blunt, they are in a way most of the people reading this won't even understand.
Don't EVER underestimate the stupidity of the masses - you can be surprised... unfortunately.
It is exactly how people start explaining it - the decisions are fragmented and decentralized, not being reliant on the boss's goodwill, the chairman's desires or the company's whims.
It can also be applied politically, and decentralization here means we aren't going to be experiencing autocracies anytime soon as the system prevents it.
Decentralization doesn't mean the power is given to the masses - no! That would be catastrophic!
The power is distributed, decentralized, to several authorities instead of just one or two interest groups.
This means that the power is given to interest group representatives from the most different and representative interest groups and in the most representative and diverse way... HOWEVER, power will fall with people that are either way more capable, have way more resources (depending on governance system, POS, POW, POB, etc), or are way more invested into the community or ready to govern than "the masses".
Saying decentralization is giving power to the masses and that each and everyone will govern makes decentralization look stupid.
Such a system would be utopic, and impossible - it would be way worse than we have today.
Decentralization means that people won't be hostage to one or a couple of interest groups.
It means that people aren't held hostage against a small but incredibly powerful minority.
It means, for example, people won't lose their personal freedom and liberty because most interest groups don't want to lose personal freedom and liberty.
In centralized systems, the state has some interest in limiting your freedom and liberty and it can do that because the other interest groups aren't represented - decentralization solves this.
However, do you think it would be wise to be represented by the random clubgoer from Jersey Shore?
I don't think so.
If the governance system works, it adds only the most resourceful or most competent interest group representatives - ensuring everyone is represented by competent or resourceful people who are invested in bringing the most value to the community they are acting as governing pieces for.
It's a complex topic... but that's why most people don't grasp the concept...