Controversial tech opinion of the day: IP is terrible and should be replaced everywhere but extremely specific network equipment and data centers.
Bluetooth as a proximity-based device-to-device environment is better for nearly everything but high bandwidth applications and that can be negotiated in a control channel.
IP and TCP are locked into our lives because of Posix compliance, a poorly considered and poorly scrutinized legacy standard that most modern networking stacks work around as fast as possible the instant they ever have any hard work to do.
@gedvondur Fuck TCP especially. It is so outdated its outrageous its allowed to persist. It wastes phenomenal sums of energy daily with its legacy design. It is very good that Google is proposing to deprecate it for the most common types of TCP traffic with QUIC/HTTP3.
I'm not the first person to note that the OSI model creates a weird compression into layer 4, which is also the layer where it's most difficult to build a dynamic and reactive network.
Of course, the P2P model is inappropriate for getting you to your search engine. But for users, this should be an implementation detail and the current state of affairs is already pretty ridiculous, with only the goodwill of most actors keeping the L4 network integral (with some nations acting badly at L4 and L7 to completely turbo-fuck the entire internet). But still, I'm for replacing the entire stack
And for reference, I work on one of the largest combined CDN and L7 traffic routing networks in the world.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.