I noticed a search bot on on here, Majestic-12 [Bot], and looked it up.
There are millions web sites out there, with billions of pages and so far only a handful of huge companies were able to create a search engine that can provide relevant information to the users. Big companies control the entry point to the data you seek, and neither you nor web masters who run the sites have a say in the matter.
This project is about creation of a World Wide Web search engine based on concepts of distributing workload in a similar fashion achieved by successful projects such as SETI@home and distributed.net.
There are many projects out there that are putting power into the hands of the people. Energy, food, media, science, and many others are going to being "distributed." Is going distributed (as opposed to centralized) the future of web browsing and possibly many other parts of society? Or is google too powerful now?