What if I told you that there is an Internet in the works that is totally decentralized and hence untraceable, un-spyable & un-hackable? It would give spying Governments (almost all of them) a major headache for sure. Such a project is Meshnet — an un-sypable, untraceable & un-hackable Internet.
An introduction video to meshnets
Advantages of meshnets
- Meshnets provide easy identification and isolation of faults. This means that outages in the meshnet can be quickly fixed.
- Messages travel through a dedicated line, directly to the intended recipient; privacy and security are thus enhanced. This means snooping by a third party, such as Governments, will be more difficult, if not impossible, in meshnets.
- Should a fault occur in a given link, only those communications between that specific pair of devices sharing the link will be affected. Thus there is no such thing as a whole area outage in meshnets.
- Dedicated links ensure that each connection carries its own data load, thereby preventing the sort of traffic problems that may arise in shared-link architectures. This means that your Internet will not be slow due to others downloading lots of stuff on the meshnet.
Even though there are many advantages of meshnets, it is still in the formative stages, though if you want, you can contribute to the project. It might take a few more years before meshnets are available to the general public in an easy-to-access manner, but let us hope for the best. Until then, keep your fingers crossed.