This is similar to the USB dead drops idea - see www.deaddrops.com - but with wireless USB sticks.
Note: This doesn’t work in all scenarios where governments keep a tight clamp on outgoing communications.
Suppose you already have Outernet, you’ve just downloaded the day’s new data and say you want to reply to something someone has posted.
What if replying worked like snail mail but faster?
What if everyone using Outernet had an open wireless USB stick (weatherproof) at the edge of the road in front of their house? Ideally secured physically inside a mailbox. Wireless USB stick will run around $30-$60.
And that open wireless USB stick could connect and transfer data automatically to a device on a vehicle with Internet access that drives past your house daily.
And once this vehicle is loaded with the day’s outgoing replies, based on the content of those replies, it performs a data dump of all the new content to the correct places or folders in the Outernet library.
For instance, Outernet could have a message board and replies and new threads could be automatically sorted and posted in the appropriate forums and threads using identifiers in the content.
It would work sort of like the postal service…perhaps these devices could be placed on postal service trucks and personnel, as they typically make daily rounds to all areas with postal service?
The one big concern I have is could a moving vehicle pick up all the necessary data from a wireless USB stick as it moves by? But I suppose there could be a size limit on the data to control for this?
Also this would not necessarily be for secure, private communication but only public, just to make it easier, at first.
But I suppose there are ways it could eventually be made private.
Again, these devices could be put on postal vehicles, postal personnel, garbage trucks, public utility trucks, google maps cars, taxis, buses, trains…any vehicle or person that makes regular rounds of a wide area. Most ideally, the postal service.
The key element is that the postal service already makes these rounds almost daily. So all you’d have to do is piggy-back on their existing infrastructure. It would also give new life and use to the postal service in Western countries as they have been hit hard by digital communications.
And because it would benefit them, they would probably be very open to the idea.