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Re: %1M4sIe3B2

Does anyone remember if the Walkaway computer network had a distinct name?

A quick search only finds the Walkaway network, no other name that I can find. There was a program called the lovedaresnot, which someone needs to implement:

One of the B&B’s game-changing tools was “lovedaresnot” ... The core idea was that radical or difficult ideas were held back by the thought that no one else had them. That fear of isolation led people to stay “in the closet” about their ideas, making them the “love that dares not speak its name.” So lovedaresnot (shortened to “Dare Snot”) gave you a way to find out if anyone else felt the same, without forcing you to out yourself.

Anyone could put a question — a Snot Dare — up, like “Do you think we should turf that sexist asshole?” People who secretly agreed signed the question with a one-time key that they didn’t have to reveal unless a pre-specified number of votes were on the record. Then the system broadcast a message telling signers to come back with their signing keys and de-anonymize themselves, escrowing the results until a critical mass of signers had de-cloaked. Quick as you could say “I am Spartacus,” a consensus plopped out of the system.

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“There’s plenty of crypto weenies trying to figure this out, using shared secrets so to split the key into say, ten pieces such that any five can be used to unlock the file.”

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@nanomonkey quoted:

"People who secretly agreed signed the question with a one-time key that they didn’t have to reveal unless a pre-specified number of votes were on the record. "

So a dystopian state would simply have agents (could even be 'bots) pretend to agree in order to dox the lonely visionary.

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You need some zero knowledge stuff in there, and a defined list of participants.

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