[Cryptography] We need a new encryption algorithm competition.

dan at geer.org dan at geer.org
Sun Mar 16 22:17:24 EDT 2014

Not sure how we got to this discussion, but to synopsize:

> X is unelected president for life of symmetric cryptography
> Y is God King of public key cryptography
> Z is he-who-cannot-break the algorithm
> Q is he who has approved the proposed usage
> L,M,N,O are the gang for hashes
> e,i,Pi are the gang for random number generators

Ergo, we have the classic problem of governance, that there is no
more wonderful governance than that of a benevolent dictator, only
that said wonderfulness is only sustainably wonderful if you can
solve the succession problem.  (The Matrix is not the answer even
if a rising fraction of all code is machine written.)

Perhaps orthogonally,


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