The search on top of Cybers protocol is an app, just like any app on the ETH protocol.
I suggest you start of with this 45 second video
And then i would say go to the FAQ… but, we are actually in the midst of reshaping how we explain Cyber.
The short-ish version is this:
Cyber is shaped as a superintelligenct organism in a form of a consensus computer for answers. Cyber is managed by its users and token holders without any jurisdictions and CEO’s. It is structured as artificial intelligence, in that it can provide answers to questions from the derived information taught to it by its users.
Cyber is an innovative search protocol that provides provable answers, without an intermediary opinion. With the help of cyberlinks, blockchain, IPFS, Tendrmint, cryptography and other, distributed, technology - it can index and rank data, which removes blackbox, intermediary opinions in the formation of the semantics core of the internet. This helps to decentralize the infrastructure of the new coming Great Web.
Cybers allows to design a trustless, provable and incentivized method of communication between those who provide content and those searching for it. Effectively removing censorship and creating a world of opportunities for such fields as, open AI, digital marketing, social networks, search mechanisms, decentralized oracles and much more.
Cyber is currently working on autonomous and programmable smart contracts, which will take it another step closer to becoming a superintelligence. Cyber has 2 DAO’s which help to manage it. A community pool and programmable chain on top of the Tendermint consensus. Where users can manage the chain, vote on its parameters, its inflation, etc. And an Aragon, ETH-based DAO, which acts as a decentralized venture fund and bank for Cyber. Hence, separating money (ETH) managed by the users and the state (the chain)
Currently, there are two open-source and functioning apps on top of Cyber. A decentralized Google analogue and a decentralized Twitter analogue.
Cyber is still in testnets. It’s 100 percent open source, of course. The code of the protocol can be found here. Other repos (search, twitter, etc) are also open and are available at the same place
PS. Old guides, but still give an overview of how the app works