Sunday, June 26, 2011

Afghans build open-source internet from thrash! Wow!

In light of events that occured in the Middle East earlier this year, many worry that in the future, rogue governments could cut off access to the internet as a way to control political "threats."

Douglas Rushkoff has championed the idea that the current corporate-controlled internet is far from the open commons we pretend it is.

"If we have a dream of how social media could restore peer-to-peer commerce, culture, and government, and if the current Internet is too tightly controlled to allow for it, why not build the kind of network and mechanisms to realize it?" Rushkoff asks.

Sounds daunting. And expensive, right? Wrong. More + photos...

Don't miss:
  1. Sarkozy attempts to "civilize" the Internet; Internet fights back...
  2. Iran planning a "halal" internet???
  3. Internet freedom: Estonia the best, Iran the most repressive...
  4. Villagers in India build their own railway station!!! Wow! 
  5. The young man from Malawi who built windmills... 

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