- Arvo: OS
- Hoon: language
- Tlon: company
- Azimuth: ID
- Ames: Network
imo, falls into the category of vaporwave tech that never manifested itself into anything useful
In 1974 a computer was a mainframe the size of a room and was shared by hundreds of people. By 1984 a computer was the size of a desk and everyone had their own PC. The PC was more flexible and more fun, so it won by a wide margin. Then, with the rise of the internet, the PC’s flexibility slowly became irrelevant — we’re more or less back to the timesharing model of the 1970s.
Urbit OS is the PC to MEGACORP’s mainframe.
Urbit ID is a decentralized addressing and public key infrastructure designed for Urbit OS.
The Urbit ID registry is live and deployed to the Ethereum blockchain. Urbit ID isn’t specifically wedded to Ethereum – someday we’d like it to be hosted by Urbit OS itself.
Related: internet computing
- 256 (2^8) Galaxies
- Web analogue: DNS Root Servers
- The senate that can upgrade the logic of the Urbit ID system by majority vote
- 65,280 (2^16) Stars
- Web analogue: ISP, for routing packets
- 4,294,901,760 (2^32) Planets
- Individual ID
- 2^64 Moons
In a way, upgraded version of ENS?