I think the internet as we know it might be too big to be controlled as we want it. As I mentioned in my previous post, another "internet" that users can connect to, instead of the original "internet" might be the solution. Similar to internet2.
In ranking of living creatures human beings have most overall intelligent. That is why we have been able to employ our senses to conjure different things.
Internet has become part of us, so we shall continue to leave with it. Infact it has become everything, everwhere. Nevertheless, since the internet has evolved to world, so many researchers, innovators and charity organisations have been contributing to this. Can we really pin-point who the ownership belongs to?If objective of the commission is center around the ownership to oversee issues that are affecting internet's development and growth, is ok.
Security in information and communication technology remains a big challenge. I think focus should be drawn towards securing internet from the hack -tivists. In addition, if world could have IANA - internet Assigned Numbers Authority that has been managing internet addresses, why cant similar authority be in place to solely focus on securing internet?
You are right Mr.Roques, we need to consider also in critical condition as very recent and tremendous Earthquake in Japan, Internet is still working and helping a lot communication from there across the globe.
Good point pocharle, we guess too. Anyway missions to explore spatial environment have started a few decades ago and part of scientific results achieved have supported our real life. Of course as you have outlined very well it is really important to expand Internet layer access as medium to share distribute knowledge, education and benefits abroad (and tool to improve industrial processes, including supply chain).
I think post from Matteo is very fascinating; Internet is the only one shared network in terms of ownership which is continuosly doable to provides its services despite ramping of users and services to carry out. Several times happened from local providers to hear "sorry for current issues, it due to intensive traffic condition, we are working to enlarge and expand network capacity".
@Roques: many thanks for report Vint Cerf activities, in fact Google for example are trying to conceive a new content architecture just to move and replicate more contents to access in order to avoid strong impact in case of regional shutdown
I know Vint Cerf (Google Evangelist) is pushing the interplanetary network to new heights. And while there is some use in that, I'm sure we can do more to reach those communities that are still not connected to the internet.
Regarding the topic of the post, I think the internet is too big to shut it down, but there are two things you can control: (1) access, as someone pointed out and (2) content.
The anonymity of something to be worked on, at least in "regional" networks. I think eventally we will see more "internets", such as Internet2 (which is for R&D basically) but maybe another group that decide to build their own network and have more control over it. We will have to wait and see...
-Security and shutdown are right concerns raised on your posts; I fully agree with you. I guess Internet will be alive despite events (financial or political) could happen in the future as per model conceived at the time of ARPA project: a best effort network to always reach US remotely troops across the globe.
I am glad to report a very futuristic experiments in progress:
-Internet is today a part day-to-day life; not to say is positive or negative, basically it is a fact. As part of day-to-day life, several investigations are in place in order to allow human colonial on the Moon in the future, to deploy a Moon-Internet there and its interworking with Earth-Internet.
Imagine from prabhakar and adeniji is very fascinating; personally I am with them, Internet is becoming a part of our day-to-day life and it has to remain free and available to increase and share knowledge across the globe. Rules, security & privacy are important to regulate users behaviour, but ownership by Govs or whatever entity is the plein opposite of Internet paradigm.
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