Since facebook and all the social media warfare, I have realized that the internet is awesome, but not very scalable to embedded devices: new generation network standards are still expensive to make work.
The internet is good for high bandwidth, but the installations are quite static, and I don't really believe that smartphones and tablets will really replace micro-computers in terms of network capabilities.
So my question: I'm thinking about a CB-radio-like protocol for P2P data transmission.
Do you think a low frequency, long distance, peer-to-peer radio network would be possible ?
If the protocol would provide unencrypted and encrypted mode, do you think people would use it knowing that somebody could try to sniff packets ? Would this kind of physical protocol be possible to integrated on simple phone (does lower frequencies consume more energy ?).
(Could you redirect me to somewhere I could ask this question if you don't have any idea ?)