Technology for liberty — distributed (mesh) communications

Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“I’ve run across the idea of distributed networks for many years. Recently, Newsbreak copied a report from Vice (not always a good source, I admit) about how ‘activists’ are testing and fielding Do-It-Yourself ‘mesh’ networks to allow cell phones (and other means of electronic communications) to function during ‘periods of civil unrest’ when traditional cellular networks and internet systems are not available. Not available? Either because the systems have stopped working OR because someone (the implication in the article is ‘right wing fascist/evil monsters’ (like government?) are doing this) has shut down the system or access to it for anyone but their favored users. … this newstyle mesh network seems to be something that can bypass such nefarious actions.” (10/07/21)