Great TEDx talk by Aram Sinnreich, assistant professor at Rutgers University
about MondoNet, a vision for an independent, distributed internet under user control.
Sinnreich envisions a new internet that uses mesh networking to produce a stable, ad hoc, global wireless network in which each user is a router, server and client combined, and in which no single state or organization can effectively censor or surveil the population on a broad scale.
To date, Sinnreich and his team have developed a set of “social specifications” describing the functionalities required of MondoNet, and are in the process of mapping these specifications to open technological platforms. Their present aim is to develop a fully open, global development process akin to the collaborative environments surrounding Linux and Wikimedia.
The 10 Social Specifications for a Democratized Network
2. Universally Accessible
8. Fast (Enough)
To read a draft version of the full MondoNet initiative please click here:
Dear Sepp: can you also embed/publish this on the regular blog, post-dated May 7 or after?
many many thanks!