The Internet revolution and its consequences has been a disaster for the human race. Ultimately, being terminally online hardens your heart and keeps you further from God. The Internet is a place designed for you to:
- Have unfettered access to pornography.
- Consume endless hours of spiritually fruitless content.
- Thirst for secret knowledge.
- Embrace nihilism and lose hope.
- Dehumanize others and get into vain debates.
- Envy evil, and obsess about Satan.
- Worship yourself and identify with your sins.
Of course, you're already aware of these points and if it weren't for the Internet you wouldn't be reading this. So I'll spare you the Kaczynskian manifesto on how the Internet will become hell on earth in 10-20 years, and provide a plan and vision for a practical computer network model.
Ok, I lied because this is an important question to ask yourself before I present my solution. Will you continue using the Internet if it means logging in with your government issued digital wallet? An Internet where every request sent and received is cryptographically tied to your identity? While the Internet, (vaguely the OSI model) will never disappear, every normie-esque thing you use it for will shift to that standard (web3). While I'm rooting against it, block chains will be the next layer of abstraction in computer networks, and only the few of us left with spines will refuse to take part in it.
Our Departure from the Internet
Is fighting for
Internet rights worthwhile? The short answer is no.
Letting random people
communicate with each other is not that meaningful nor valuable. Without
a preestablished offline network of people you trust,
the toolbelt of a computer network is worthless.
Instead, what if we treated each personal network, such as your friend circle, extended family, or your local neighbors, as its own invite-only Internet. In other words, we could self host a whole slew of services which do not face the Internet, and they'd only be accessible to the people we trust.
Build your own Internet! Ok.
Intrigued by this post (creating a mini Internet inside an Intranet), and by the network technology at my job, I can undoubtedly say small fries like us have the power to host our own private internets with navigable webpages, communication, and file sharing.
Imagine you and some of your friends are interested in system administration, and would like to build your own internal network which is resilient to downtime, ddos attacks, doxxing, and of course isolated from the stench of the public Internet. This is not me day dreaming, but a project people are really working on.
K3S + Wireguard
Outlined in this post, container orchestration (k3s) through wireguard tunnels (the master-worker model at a larger scale) will be the foundation of civilian facilitated network infrastructure, as is of enterprise ones.
At a larger scale means you can have 10 virtual machines (all owned by different people in your network) in data centers around the country and they would all load balance applications together such as reverse proxies, crypto payment processors and whatever else you can self host through k3s.
Why would you need that?
A corporation has its own private information hub which employees can remote into over vpn. Private groups of people such as church communities, gun clubs or whatever targeted group you can think of have every reason to organize themselves in a similar fashion. Just imagine a fortune 500 doing their internal business on the Internet... For them, basic internal cluster services like DNS , websites, email, instant messaging, and video calls never even touch the Internet (if they don't have to).
I don't care what the official excuse will be for moving to web3,
whether it be a staged global cyber attack or any other
argument - I'm never joining it, I'm never getting a digital wallet, and also no.
When that happens, we will have this backup plan already situated
Obviously I've put a lot of thought into this, and there's probably a lot of money to be made setting these private networks up for communities. This is what I see myself working on as a life long goal and how I'll make a living if I decide to make it a business. I don't mind sharing this with the world because there will be so many potential communities demanding private networking that it wouldn't matter.
To be frank, if you're reading this you probably don't like dealing with the angry mobs of the Internet either. You also hate it because you feel like you're being watched, like you can't be real and that you'd rather be apart of something exclusive. This solution proposes we take our online business off the crowded streets and into our own private venues.
While I'm not completely leaving the Internet, I'm eager to set up my own cluster network lab with all the bells and whistles that comes with managing a remote intranet. As soon as it's ready I will be inviting those I'm close with. Until then, God bless!