Yes, along those lines. Free of the totally seductively entrapping internet and monomanical PK promiscuity. The slew of innovations to milk the internet and crypto are way stations toward surpassing vulns of both used in concert. Both mutually delude. Each might lead to better alone, paired with different and less familiar means. At 04:29 PM 9/25/2013, you wrote:
Free and Open 4G radios/base stations are actually quite exciting for this reason. The thing which actually prevents mesh networks from working is mathematical: past a certain network size, path finding becomes too computationally expensive, so wifi based mesh networks can only cover a certain radius before they stop working. With the 4G spectrum, however, the distances between hops vastly increases, meaning that city-wide mesh networks can grow and remain performant. This allows for free communication and file transfer without centralized authorities. Obviously there are still threats, but there is a lot of freedom gained from network autonomy.