Well perhaps we all should not wait for it to happen, we could pick up on bbs networks again, or, start out own "internet" so to speak, we all have
modems, wifi capable networks card and open source software we can modify to work on a slightly different protocol, those of us who are engineers can
manage this, so that we can implement our own incompatible global network, which won't be administered by those freaks, then we would be able to work
around any limitations imposed on the "real" internet".
For most of all that have modern hardware, a hot spot wifi network is already within reach, we only need the proper software and hardware to handle
it, but we already have it, most of us, so having that capability, i can see the following happen:
- "They" will come up with a law that prevents anyone from having a wifi or otherwise a "radio signal" coming out from their homes, without a proper
license, which won't be granted to anyone unless you comply with the "program" (kind of like they do for ham and professional radio, like they do
these days, so it won't be easy to get around that, and if we do, it will be "illegal")
- "They" will monitor all land lines, with software on the providers, so if anyone is running a bbs or whatever, they will know and check it out, and
if they find out it is "illegal", be prepared to be picked up any day, and sacrificed in the name of "safety", as it should be, because that's "the
law" and all is done in the name of "justice" and "safety".
But that won't be as easy to control on "third world" countries, where it will be still going on despite the efforts to limit it on "first world"
Linux is open source, dns, http, firewall and whatever software is needed to create your own networks is already out there.
I can see a network that goes home to home, which later goes out by means of a land line connection to another city, eventually getting out to other
country, and eventually going around the world, it already happened years ago with BBS software, so why not try that again?
And that's that.
edit on 12-2-2012 by Kaifan because: (no reason given)