Internet everywhere...

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Rickard, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. Rickard

    Rickard Beta Testers

    These new projects can make internet accessible to everybody in the world.

    Project Outernet:

    Forget the Internet - soon there will be the OUTERNET: Company plans to beam free Wi-fi to every person on Earth from space

    "By leveraging datacasting technology over a low-cost satellite constellation, Outernet is able to bypass censorship, ensure privacy, and offer a universally-accessible information service at no cost to global citizens. It's the modern version of shortwave radio, or BitTorrent from space."

    Google Project Loon:

    Project Loon: Google Launches Solar Powered Balloons to Bring the Internet to Off-Grid Areas

    "Many of us think of the Internet as a global community. But two-thirds of the world’s population does not yet have Internet access. Project Loon is a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to connect people in rural and remote areas, help fill coverage gaps, and bring people back online after disasters."

    Project BRCK:

    "At the recent Design Indaba conference in Cape Town, Kenyan technology firm Ushahidi unveiled a lightweight and portable internet router designed to work anywhere in the world – even in places with sporadic connectivity and power outages. The revolutionary device was invented to bring connectivity to remote locations in Sub-Saharan Africa, but can meet the diverse needs of internet users worldwide. According to the team mantra, “if it works in Africa, it’ll work anywhere".

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  2. WarEqualsRacket

    WarEqualsRacket Beta Testers

    very interesting.. thanks for sharing this :)
  3. mailliam

    mailliam New Member

    Wow thanks so much for sharing.
  4. Rickard

    Rickard Beta Testers

    " is a global partnership between technology leaders, nonprofits, local communities and experts who are working together to bring the internet to the two thirds of the world’s population that doesn’t have it."
  5. Rickard

    Rickard Beta Testers

    MobilityFirst Future Internet Architecture Project

    "The MobilityFirst project is founded on the premise that the Internet is approaching an historic inflection point, with mobile platforms and applications poised to replace the fixed-host/server model that has dominated the Internet since its inception. This predictable, yet fundamental, shift presents a unique opportunity to design a next generation Internet in which mobile devices, and applications, and the consequent changes in service, trustworthiness, and management are primary drivers of a new architecture."

    Next generation internet will arrive without fanfare, network architects say
  6. Rickard

    Rickard Beta Testers

    Outernet will launch in Europe and the Middle East and North Africa on august 11.

    29,724 people participated in the online poll to determine where in the world Outernet will come online first. On August 11, 2014, the first satellite signal will cover all of Europe to Moscow, the Middle East and Northern Africa.

    Some interesting results from the poll:
    - The victory of this region was a landslide, taking 75% of the votes.
    - The most votes came from Egypt (52% of total votes cast), Tunisia (22%) and the United States (7%).
  7. lovely89

    lovely89 Beta Testers

    Skycoin is working on a dark/meshnet.
  8. Lemming

    Lemming Founders

    Facebook's isn't the charitable project it looks like on first sight. It gives people only access to 13 websites (including Facebook, of course) for free, and if they want to exit the walled garden (e.g. by clicking on a link in Facebook), they have to pay. Also, Facebook didn't invest money in the project, the local (private) operator pays for this so they can get more paying customers later on. Article:
  9. Rickard

    Rickard Beta Testers

  10. Cobra

    Cobra Founders Staff Member

    Great post Rickard. I have been following Outernet closely and really like what they are trying to do with that, hopefully the censorship will not be an issue with that. Currently the community votes but it still goes through one person that makes the ultimate decision.

    I am also following the different mesh network projects as well and really believe the perfect combination is eMunie use on mesh nets to not rely on any ISP for true freedom. It will take time to catch on but this one project seems to be growing the most.

    Another project that would work well with mesh nets is this one.
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  11. skywave

    skywave Founders Staff Member

    Good stuff Rickard and all..
    Looks like there will be 100% control over the iNet as we know it in the near future, so I agree that new thinking of independent network systems are very interesting, and necessary, if we wish to be in charge without government/institutional interference.
    I have ordered 1 of those Outernet Gadgets and looking forward to try it out.
    are also interesting projects :)
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2015
  12. Rickard

    Rickard Beta Testers

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