I already forgot how (prolly some Facebook post), but I recently came across this article: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/...rivacy-nsa-isp
It talks about what's basically a second internet that some folks have set up, and some values for such a thing - privately shared networks, ways to (at least temporarily) skirt surveillance, etc. And, of course, it hearkens back to the early days when the internet was all promises of open information and free communication. Basically, it poses these networks as a way to bring groups of people closer together.
I have concerns that it'll also pull people further apart, though. What is accessible through one network is not accessible through another unless a copy is added, so information is separated. And, people can't just keep joining into every network available - there are many they simply won't have access too, plenty they have no interest in, and others that simply aren't worth the cost to keep adding in; and so, people become separated as well. If it heads to the point where everyone has their own, separate "internet," it seems like it kinda ruins the base idea.