Innovative minds have been working for decades to create a decentralized alternative to the Internet. In recent years free software has become available that, once installed, allows individual computers to communicate with a global network of computers independent of commercial Internet Service Providers and broadband and wireless networks. Commonly called a “mesh” network, the software facilitates phone calls and data transmission.
Now the brainy geeks who helped invent the alternative network are anticipating the next logical step: computer hardware that can be verified to be independent of corporate interests and data mining.
WealthCycles has reported extensively on the so-called “mesh” Internet and its evolution in different parts of the world. In a nutshell, installation of the software allows even a cell phone to serve as a node in a secure wireless network.