Cryptoanarchism is an ideology that aims to make it as simple as possible to communicate freely and anonymously with others through use of strong cryptography and secure communication protocols.
Time and time again, it is made obvious that governments feel entitled to control the Internet, yet have no understanding whatsoever of how it functions or how the ideas they're proposing might break it. If we were using a network that was tamper-proof by design, then we wouldn't be dealing with tech-illiterate legislators fucking it up, because there would be no possible way to fuck it up.
- Freenet is a distributed, decentralized, and anonymous network. There is a surprising amount of stuff up on there. It feels like the Internet in the mid-90s, both in terms of design and speed.
- Bitcoin is an anonymous, peer-to-peer currency. Ignore the "get rich quick" schemes (you're too late for those); focus on the theoretical implications of such a currency.
- Tails is a Debian-based live CD/USB Linux distribution that comes pre-configured to let you use the Internet anonymously via Tor or I2P.