Personal agent app as a bridge for Dweb
This is a contribution (we hope) to this Dweb Camp discussion about building bridges -- connecting tech stacks for humane UX.
The focus of the discussion is about building bridges between different decentralized/distributed social/economic media stacks: for example, Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB), ActivityPub, and Holochain, which seem to their developers and participants to be akin, in the same family.
So this is a proposal for a relatively simple bridge that would not require changes to any of those stacks.
Each of these mediums, either naturally or possibly, focuses on individual people. Holochain calls it "agent-centric computing".
But as an individual person, I have different personas, or identities, in each of these media. I know people who have several different identities in SSB alone - in many cases because SSB identities are per-device, not per-person. And SSB is talking about some optional mechanism to indicate that many identities represent the same person.
As a person, I would like to view and maybe even interact with all of the activities of all my personas from the same viewpoint. This would be a personal agent app, that can connect to, but not be embedded in, any of the media in which the personas live.
The personal agent app might need to know whatever access credentials are used by each of the connected personas. And show the feeds for each persona, maybe intermingled, or maybe separately, probably with some optional filters. And probably with some other dashboard-y info.
Such an app might raise some issues with the expectations of participants in the various media. For example, in SSB, people can opt-out from having their posts visible on public gateways (which this app might be, depending how it's implemented).