Bittorrent is really pretty great P2P technology, that could use some usability work.
Blockchains are really pretty great technology for expressing value (payments) and anonymized identity, that could use some usability work.
Perfect forward encryption works well with P2P and is already quite usable in apps such as Signal.
“Funded by the commons” could simply mean “everybody doing their own thing” (in an IndieWeb manner). I get uncomfortable trying to think about inventing something like government that is also somehow unlike government. I’d rather skip that bit.
So I can imagine a system that ties together torrent, blockchains, perfect forward encryption, webmention, not so sure about OAuth, and we need a long conversation about syndication. But people don’t want a basket of technologies. They want to say to their mom, “are you on HippieBook yet?” not “have you acquired your comp sci degree yet?”
Who’s going to do the work? I’d love to, but I live in a capitalist society and I have bills to pay.