I kinda see 3 possible futures for the Fediverse, tbh.
Either it still exists in that weird place between being a niche and somewhat mainstream at the same time...
or it's being heavily commercialized (and the ones that created it will work on something similar but also entirely different)...
or it'll be extinct, surpassed by better alternatives...
idk, I can't quite answer these kinds of questions... I mean I can't even really say where I see myself in 5 years or so lmao
Honestly, I hope to see it thriving, but for that to happen, there really needs to be a move away from a virtual monoculture where there is 1 main implementation with 95% of the users(masto and forks), and more towards a model where many implementations are designed for different purposes. I also think there needs to be more thought put into the social model of it, where things like locking or at least limiting comments, non-"note"(post, toot, etc) kinds of posts are done, and really I think that the ideas we have now just need to be expanded upon and more set in stone.
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