Surveillance States are Bound to Collapse. Newsclick Production

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Louis Pouzin, Project Director of EUROLINC and the inventor of CYCLADES, talks to Newsclick about his motivation behind creating CYCLADES, a packet switching network developed as an alternative to ARPANET, and the reasons due to which it couldn’t grow out of France. He also talks about the role of EUROLINC in countering the domination of English on the Internet, by promoting local languages. With regard to the current issues of Internet governance, he says the democratisation of Internet is fast becoming a myth since power groups have started monopolising it for their gains. However, the emergence of Wikileaks shows that opponents of surveillance states are catching up and it is these people from within, who will ensure that such an empire crumbles.