Signal Strength

Short description

Signal Strength is a project to advance mobile democracy. It consists of modules for ad-hoc social networking that let people in an urban area interact offline, leveraging their mobile phones for untraceable communications.

Read more about the initiative here.

The best with the app/supporting initiative

Built for grassroots and is an example of how different entrepreneurs/groups are waking up to the fact that communication already is, and might be very more, restricted and monitored.

The weak parts of the app/supporting initiative

Not many, more support to develop it further is needed.

What could accelerate this app/supporting initiative into a world changer?

Getting more people to use it. But it is a dilemma as totally free communication is something that makes all governments very scared so any solution that gets to widely spread will be blocked/stopped.

Delivery

How direct is the delivery of the result the app tries to achieve
  • Direct
  • Indirect
  • Inspirational
  • Long shot

Comments

Just use it...

Transformative approach

How transformative is it
  • A new world
  • A major shift
  • A bit of a shake-up
  • A gentle rocking

Comments

The idea of really free communication is very transformative.

How much does it encourage collaborations

How much are new networks supported
  • Strong support for global networks?
  • Currently encourages new forms of collaboration
  • Provides interesting opportunities in the future
  • Restricted to a small (expert) group

Comments

It is all about enabling collaboration. The challenge is that it is local in its solution so it is important to address cyber-balkanisation.

What synergies can be delivered

How well does it also solve other problems/generate solutions
  • It solves everything
  • Several important challenges
  • Some important challenges
  • Only one challenge

Comments

Ensuring open connectivity is key for collaboration.

Nine billion contribution

How global is it? Is it helping/will it help everyone on the planet
  • Instant global equality
  • Almost global
  • Getting (incrementally) global
  • Not applicable

Comments

It is important to ensure that poor people can participate, also in networks in rich parts of the world.

Building on current trends

How well does it use current trends
  • The app is setting new trends by itself
  • Building on multiple trends
  • Effectively building on one trend
  • Not really building on any major trend

Comments

Smart phones and new technologies to communicate (especially on short distances) are developing fast.

Timeframe

How fast can it deliver
  • It's already happening
  • In the coming weeks
  • In a year or so
  • In a distant future (hopefully)

Comments

Occupy...

Transparency

Does it support transformative transparency
  • Brave new transparency
  • Transparency that is innovative (never seen before)
  • Increased transparency, but nothing innovative
  • No increase in transparency

Comments

That information is possible to share is crucial for transparency.

Comments are closed.