DFINITY aims to explore new territory and prove that the blockchain opportunity is far broader and deeper than anyone has hitherto realized, unlocking the opportunity with powerful new crypto.
The vision for DFINITY in the field has two poles. On one many traditional monopolistic technology intermediaries such as Uber, eBay, social networks, messaging and even Web search might be reengineered as “open source businesses” using autonomous software that use their own decentralized governance systems to update themselves. On the other, we want to see mass reengineering of enterprise IT systems to take advantage of the special properties blockchain computers provide and to dramatically cut costs. This last point is non-obvious because computation on blockchain computers is far more expensive than on traditional clouds such as Amazon Web Services. But dramatic savings are possible because the vast majority of costs involved in running enterprise IT systems derive from supporting human capital, not computation per se, and the DFINITY cloud will make it possible to create systems that involve far less human capital.