Unfortinately, yes. Moreover, it’s ongoing for decades.
The “Great Chinese firewall” looks funny, before it appears at your home. The trend of "sovereign internet" now is expanding from marginals like Venzuela, Iran, Syria, and some African countries. For example, the Russians install DPI hardware all over the country. Some of the totalitarian regimes even cut off the Internet on-demand.
The anti-globalization now is not about restrictions, applied to the capital flows. And it is not about broken US-China supply chains. First of all, it is about the integrity of the digital world.
What happens, when some countries or their unions have their own version of the Internet?
Let’s look at the Chinees example. We will find their own versions of Internet companies and services and their own e-commerce market. Special websites allow purchasing some goods from China, for example, Alibaba. As well as own press, own advertising, and media markets. As the internet is a single information resource, we often are blind regarding “what is really happens inside China?”. Several versions of the Internet are first of all a supportive layer for information wars, speculation, and violation of basic human rights.
How we will live comfortably in the era of multiple “Internets” all over the world? It's a problem and seems the solution is near.
We need a special highly-secured interconnection layer.
Something, that will connect all the parts and cannot be easily blocked or destroyed. For this purpose, we are creating decentralized network of web services, tightly integrated with existing public blockchains. It is evident, that whole "web3.0" is useless, if you cannot get simple internet connection that you need.
So, to use "integrated" Internet we need:
1) basic connection layer, working as dVPN network
2) content delivery network, or dCDN
3) Payment layer (existing public blockchains, like Bitcoin or Ethereum)
and some other services
Besides this, we used post-quantum cryptography on the basic level to be stable against possible quantum computer attacks (seems, that it will be real in 5 years).
Our mission is to connect "sovereign" Internets, when it happens and provide top level of security and privacy to our users now. We will cover each piece in separate topic soon. Of course, we are an open source project.
Tip: if you launch a node, all the services are completely free.