Gemini is a new internet protocol which:
- Is heavier than gopher
- Is lighter than the web
- Will not replace either
- Strives for maximum power to weight ratio
- Takes user privacy very seriously
The design is inspired by the Gopher protocol, but mandates the use of Transport Layer Security with trust on first use (TOFU) and privacy-related features. It is not intended to replace Gopher or HTTP, but to co-exist with them.