posted on Mar, 7 2013 @ 02:12 AM
This seems less of a dream or vision in terms of predictions and more of a hunch. The fracturing wont be things like firewalls put up by various
countries themselves to limit the flow of information. Nor is it a hard shutdown of the internet. Rather it is the result of an information powerplay
that creates different versions of the internet overlapping and interleaved amongst parts of the original. In terms of cyberwarfare and what it does
to network integrity, this would be like "pushing the big button".
That is, its based on what might be possible in terms of activity and is related to spontaneous traffic outages with major hubs going down and such
before being brought back online. The supposed ongoing attack on "conspriacy/fringe sites" might be one of them. What will happen is that
cyberwarfare will target various backbone networks and domain servers specifically to control the flow of information and public perception of mass
media. Various websites will be crawled, cloned, modified and presented as fronts for dissemination of controlled information (both in terms of
releasing truth, covering it up, or trying to spread lies) or as man-in-the-middle vectors for trojan style attacks. This is because once key parts of
the internet are compromised, it is possible to perform redirects - Joe Public wont know what server he's going to if it still looks like the place
he's been going to. Thus by doing so you get to affect what he sees and possibly what information he could be led to believe.
Some of the stuff isn't just hacks from the outside either. There are people who may be considered disgruntled with the status quo with access to
physical hardware that will open backdoors for their friends and give keys to unauthorized people. These keys are considered restricted to government
agencies. It's the kind of stuff that is dubious in nature to begin with and is supposed to remain secret, but trusted in the hands of IT staff with
no real loyalty to the organizations they work for. Various uses of botnets and cloud computing and such will also provide distributed hosting space
for virtual servers, clones, mirrors, honeypots, etc.
So depending on how you route through jumps and such on the network you might see "natural internet" (one we were familiar with before this
particular cyberwarfare game starts), "Group A's internet", "Group B's internet", etc.
If this indeed happens, we'll know "It's on!" when we see unusal information being presented at major online media outlets. Government and
corporate sites will be "hacked" or defaced and restored to normal at a whim while admins scratch their heads trying to figure it out. (Because
it's not the actual site being messed with, but a clone on a redirect.) Wikileaks might seem trivial in comparision. Either stuff the government
doesn't want us to know, other information that should be private, or information that seems contradictory to what is already known and feels
Of course if this gets bad enough, some officials may want to turn the internet off. However the result of that may be more disruptive than putting up
with an obviously compromised information system. People will definitely freak out if that happens.
Of course this could be a dumb prediction, but you never know...