noBackend as a political movement
Recent news from around the world has been discouraging: we are under permanent automated government surveillance, and most of the large IT companies are complicit in this betrayal of their customers and users. It is in everyone's fundamental interest to take control of their data, to encrypt, to host themselves, to distribute and keep away from huge corporations as much as possible.
However, convenience, usability and the critical user mass are undeniably on their side. noBackend apps can potentially work against this increasing centralization of web infrastructure, make distribution of data and services simpler and more desirable, and help turn back the net into what it was supposed to be: small things, loosely coupled.