Draw your katanas, Netsukuku is out there (the Internet is obsolete)
The Internet as it is known to us today is decentralized through an hierarchic network, where domain naming services are provided by international corporations funded by government institutions. Every bit and byte of information is transferred via commercial backbone routers.
Netsukuku is an attempt to implement a “real” decentralized network, without any kind of root servers or backbones. All the communication is transmitted peer to peer. Big brother – no, cyberpunk – yes.
Netsukuku is a physical network, i.e. it does not rely upon any existing infrastructure, “therefore computers need to be physically linked to each other for Netsukuku to be able to constructs networking routes.”
Instead of DNS, Netsukuku uses an “anarchy” domain name system ANDNA (Abnormal Netsukuku Domain Name Anarchy). Each peer keeps and maintains its routing table using its own proprietary algorithm called Quantum Shortest Path Netsukuku (wow ).
Anyway … it is a nice project, visit http://netsukuku.freaknet.org/ to learn more about it.