Most of you probably remember the big online protest a few months back when the internet temporarily shut down to protest draconian cyber-spying laws. Well, being a community of engineers and hackers, a new project is being launched, dubbed the darknetplan in which individuals and organizations are building an alternate internet which should be better protected against government interference.

Part of the plan will include users building their own servers and networks that will form a mesh, and will no longer rely on internet service providers. One participant has already published a DIY guide to a wikipedia server which is solar powered.

Of course there are some serious downsides of moving to an internet with no regulations at all (namely stopping real criminals) but until governments find a way to coexist with the new era of information exchange and international communications, these sorts of user networks are only going to become more prevalent.