Is Hong Kong an opportunity?

These apps are bound to be banned any day now that this is out. It seems like exactly the scenario Status was originally pitched for.

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Ultimately yes, but not this time, the main use-cases I see are the new formation of proto-states, more extreme but realistic examples are the Independents of Catalan movement and the Rojavans in Syria. They need this technology as the Rojavans infrastructure gets bombed.

WIth bluetooth/adhoc-wifi transports like @decanus’ Ultra-light Beam, Status inches closer towards providing the tooling to support communication and community money and law infrastructure even in hostile environments.

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Worth noticing that the feature used in the case this topic brings is a public pinned message. So, in case of Pokemon GO and Tinder, they are able to pin a message in based on geo location.

Perhaps this is something we can discuss, how we can make public chat rooms narrow about user preferences like geo-location or interests.
Odigo IM is early messenger of 1998 that inspires me alot.
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This people finder feature is something really interesting and is exactly what this “revolution” people are looking for.
Notice that Odigo.im have a remarcable mention on it’s wikipedia of a “myth”, it’s told that people were warned of 11-sep-2001 attacks by the use of this feature and told to leave the WTC http://www.911myths.com/html/odigo.html

Odigo users can send anonymous messages anywhere in the world to other users, who they can find based on demographics or location. According to The Washington Post , the message declared “that some sort of attack was about to take place. The notes ended with an anti-Semitic slur. The messages said ‘something big was going to happen in a certain amount of time’”

learn more about odigo here https://notes.status.im/fRDY4J0wTKCPJ2eUl-Y31Q?both

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