Situational Assessment 2017: Trump Edition
Jordan Hall

Awesome and terrifying read. Decades ago when I created personalized news (_NewsPeek_ at the MIT Architecture Machine Group which later became the Media Lab) I realized that to combat Big Brother, we needed _personalization with privacy_. This evolved into OpenPrivacy, a failed startup of 2001. Now with microservices, kubernetes, blockchains and true distributed computing platforms (everyone’s phones) perhaps this can finally become a reality and we can leapfrog and other social media to create a system that fosters community empowered reputation at the core.