Part of the answer is peer to peer
One answer to the freedom threat is peer to peer networking. If every smart phone, laptop, and desktop out there could send small msgs to each other, using bluetooth and wifi, then you can not shut that down or censor it until it hits a server - and that may never happen. Combine that with the ability of each phone to get to what we now think of as the 'internet' and you get a peer-to-peer + server network architecture that would be hard to censor or take down. In fact, it would be hard or impossible to 'turn off' the internet. And recall that the hardware for this is already in the hands of millions - just not the software.
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