Many people and organizations have developed the same idea independently
Our team has developed the Post-Platforms concept from deep experience of the world of platforms
During the development process of Linked Data technology Tim inevitably concluded that we all need some kind of "Original Storage of our data", which everyone can refer to, avoiding the confusion of using multiple sources. He named such Original Storage SOLID servers, or "Pods". Although he arrived at the idea of Post-Platforms from a completely different world of Linked Data, the whole architecture of SOLID is almost identical to the architecture of Post-Platforms.
Politicians developed the idea of Gaia-X to dilute the power of platforms
Platforms continue to grow both in size and power. Politicians have been discussing all kinds of legal and operational frameworks to mitigate the influence enjoyed by platforms, e.g.:
The Gaia-X is essentially a Post-Platform type of solution: it redistributes data ownership rights from platforms back to common users.
Reshaping the world of platforms: leveraging all their benefits while introducing the competition, thus putting an end to their monopoly
With the help of a private investor, we started this project in August 2021 and we are serious about changing the environment of platforms permanently.
We are too. Currently our team is in the research phase of the project, and we are not sure we know how to confront all the challenges. Yet. But we already know enough to surprise you.
Essentially, considering platforms to be the 2nd one, the Post-Platforms is just the 3rd generation of the Web technology. And, just like the Web or Platforms, the benefits of Post-Platforms may be leveraged in any industry. We plan to start with hotels, banks, mobile operators, real estate, scientific publishers, hospitality markets, IoT, ERP. Not only people may have SOLID servers, but also organizations (and departments) and things (e.g. a car, and its motor, or a house).
Oh yes, you can. We are starting with several sectors: accommodation, banks, mobile operators, IoT. you can watch this video on how we introduce Post-Platforms in the banking sector, and how we use the power of banks to deploy the system among millions of their clients.
Everything. Although their business models will remain mostly the same, the Post-Platform approach will turn them from owners of your digital stuff into non-exclusive aggregators, which means:
Surprisingly, it is not. There are many systems and developments which remind Post-Platforms.
The Post-Platforms will not destroy Skype or WhatsApp. Post-Platforms will ensure that you can send a message from Skype (if you prefer Skype) to your friend, and he will receive it with WhatsApp, if he prefers it.
Airlines were lucky because there were only ~100 of them. But there were ~100000 hotels in the world, so they missed the point when they could unite and develop something similar to Amadeus.
It is not economically efficient, but the whole industry has already demonstrated the Post-Platform-like strategic outline, which just requires an open SOLID standard to make it effective.
Based in Amsterdam. Alex has a vast experience in different industries:
Alex has degrees in computer science (Moscow PhysTech) and an MBA from Open University (UK)