What Would We Do If the Internet Crashed?

Twenty years ago the Internet was a safe place with clear rules and it had lots of trust. All of the email addresses that were being used during those times would have fit into one phone book. If you’d try to make such a book today, it would be 25 miles thick.

Scientist Danny Hillis was one of the few people who were using the Internet in the 80’s.

During his TED Talk, Hillis said the Internet’s current population exposes a new vulnerability.

Hillis says it’s time to have a Plan B: an “alternative communications network that is entirely independent of the protocols of the Internet.” As Hillis found out after his TED Talk, people are already working on these backup plans.

Source: mashable.com

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