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A vision for the future

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Name: Michael

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: June 14, 2011