Interesting history of some key standards. One way to avoid the Paradox is for standards to build extensibility into their core definition . For example, Khronos standards in the field of 3D Graphics (such as glTF) enable implementers to innovate at their own rate "without permission" through vendor extensions. Well behaved apps using the standard simply skip over any functionality they don't understand. Active standards organizations can help shepherd widely adopted extensions into the cross-vendor standard to avoid innovation stagnation.

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Very nicely put sir

Dave Winer would be proud of you

I myself have spent (literally) decades promoting open standards

Let's hope that the upcoming meta-metaverse embraces open:

- data

- streaming

- messaging

and sits on top of ID platforms - that serve as Hubs

all interconnected by a decentralized, distributed meta-marketplace of marketplaces. Which all sits in networks of networks.

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Standards are just not a set of rules that exists as a convenience, they also bring benefits like security and reliability. You don't need ro reinvent the wheel just to pitch VC funds, but work with the standars a starting point. Email works, cars work, electricity network across countries work, TCP IP works. Even something completely new must fall back to a consensus, like the COVID-19 vaccines. People still have doubts for a new vaccine is such short time.

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Extremely helpful orientation.

And very relevant as I’m I’ve been exploring integrating Builder.AI or the equivalent into our app’s build as their prefab, modular code (with sufficiently customizable features) made a good argument

(so long as it aligns with standard for interoperability, which I’ll make sure to review)

So now the discussion turns to what standards can we use to increase speed to market and which of our protocols to we keep proprietary now and which to introduce later.

As well as what kinds of backwards integration do we need to consider as we do...

These are the types of things we want to consider now versus later. So thank you for enunciating this so darn well.

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Fascinating and logical argument. Thank you for this. I can now more easily understand why my idea of modifying a podcast to allow for interaction with the listener is so difficult to deploy.

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A really good explanation of how tech matures and has to innovate.

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