There probably are quite a few applications …
If memory serves there are about 4000 independent data centers in US/UK/Germany/China ….total.
Obviously you can have concentrations of nodes in any particular data center.
Why are we limiting our imagination to the thesis that end user devices are cheap and inferior? Why are we even bringing up Raspberry Pi?
The access point and the pipe is agnostic to everything but the math.
What if u set up an access point in the data center?(like we’ve been doing for the last 30 years in telephony)…
Oh ….might that change the end user device?
Why yes it most splendidly could.
Why are we treating the term decentralized like they did in the early part of the century? Aside from being the ‘marketing spice’ is it not about the distribution of power among many participants?
That is the endgame consistent with the philosophy that I hear articulated by folks that preach decentralization uber alles. So let’s go there.