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  • Is the open Internet we know on its inevitable way out?

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    Home Forums Outside the box Rumors and what-ifs Is the open Internet we know on its inevitable way out?

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      This article from the BBC covers present attempts (from limiting external links, forcing the use national DSN only, to changing the TCP/IP protocols) to create walled-in, nation-state controlled Internet-like networks that can be isolated from the rest of the world or have their access to it tightly controlled. China and Russia are now, as it is generally known, leading the way towards this goal (China well-ahead of the game, Russia vigorously trying to catch up), but others are or might be considering joining their club. Including the very countries, on the West, where the Internet begun and have been staunch supporters of this wide-open model of personal, governmental and business communications. Among the main questions this brings up are these: is this isolationist model viable and, if so, is the internationally open Internet we have today on the way out, and how soon that might be?

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      I was using a generic and consequently somewhat vague definition to characterize with terms most people can readily understand what the present topic is about, not defining what the Internet is or suggesting what I believe it is.

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