Mesh networks in one of the most connected cities in the world. Goes to show how important it is to not lose track of developing self-reliant technology in the age of 5G hype.
How do you communicate when the government censors the internet? With a peer-to-peer mesh broadcasting network that doesn’t use the internet.
That’s exactly what Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters are doing now, thanks to San Fransisco startup Bridgefy’s Bluetooth-based messaging app. The protesters can communicate with each other — and the public — using no persistent managed network.
@RobvanKranenburg, I’m curious about what role technologies to increase self-reliance have played in the taskforces? Do the taskforces address possible future internet censorship by future European Commissions that might not be as liberal?
@zelf, this is very relevant to your interests.