A vision for the future
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From: New York
Bio: Software / Database developer
Area of Expertise: Technology Developer/Administrator
Topic: Information Infrastructure
Headline: Peer-To-Peer Networking Implies End of Censorship
Nutshell: The internet & cellphone networks will merge with enhanced peer to peer functionality and will doom centralized information control.
Mesh cell phone networks and enhanced peer-to-peer Internet connectivity will rapidly make it impossible to centrally control information flow and this will lead to the death of censorship of all kinds. This in turn will result in an increasingly precarious hold on power for authoritarian governments.
Date Submitted: 6/14/2011