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Cryptoanarchy and the importance of the Internet

The Internet is perhaps the greatest tool developed in the past two generations. Its uses for communication and research are obvious. Yet despite being a spinoff of what was originally a government project (the US military’s ARPANET in the 1960s), ironically it has shown itself to be a major weapon against statism and tyranny. Witness the ‘social-media revolutions’ in the Middle East and Egypt, for example. When ideas can flow unhindered, real change has a chance to take place. Continue reading