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March 04, 2018, 06:36:14 PM
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In these times the information is controlled, free speech is difficult and mainstream media are the elite's puppets.

Lately net neutrality died as well , and someone is moving the first steps to counteract this: https://www.fastcompany.com/40509146/want-to-guarantee-net-neutrality-join-peer-to-peer-community-run-internet

I really hope projects like that become popular, but i have 2 questions:

- Those projects AFAIK are just about providing people a cheap connection to the existing Internet , right?
But how do they deal with censorship?
For example if U.S. blocks Bitcointalk , will you still be able to visit the forum from U.S.?
If at the end of the day your traffic must go though a centralized ISP to visit a website, censorship is still an issue

- What about if we build a totally new network, where websites/content can be hosted in the people's computers , and the visitors can visit those websites via direct P2P connection to the person who has the website.
This network would be an alternative to the Internet.
And Google monopoly would end, as the keyword-based searches can be provided directly by the software/browser which we use for connecting to this network.

Pretty much like Hostcoin , but with built-in search engine , and where the underlying physical layer is formed by our own LANs and WANs, not the ones owned by ISPs.

Would it be a successful project?
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