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The GPS Random SD&D Topic #6: The Internet


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The internet should be exactly what it is, a tool of communication. Governments can set up their own servers and set up their own networks and censor that -- however, I think that the internet, and internet access, and use of the internet (putting your own stuff on it), should be free to everyone.

Of course, this leads to some unfortnate side effects (pedophilia and such; ever tried to torrent something only to find it was bestiality porn?). But I can't think of how to do it effectively without messing with people's use.

Controlling the internet is just as bad as controlling what people say.

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The way it works right now is basically a bunch of people trying to protect their own interests (trying to avoid scams, hackers est....), which seems fine to me. But I think that the suggestion of giving some body control of the internet was to try and stop these types of things, more than trying to censer it. Personally, I like it the way it is and don’t believe that any such body should, or even could really exist. There are billions of sights, and that number is growing every day(note: I typed “the into google, I got 9,240,000,000 sights… the current world population is about 6,446,131,400) no single organization can control that.

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The way it works right now is basically a bunch of people trying to protect their own interests (trying to avoid scams, hackers est....), which seems fine to me. But I think that the suggestion of giving some body control of the internet was to try and stop these types of things, more than trying to censer it. Personally, I like it the way it is and don’t believe that any such body should, or even could really exist. There are billions of sights, and that number is growing every day(note: I typed “the into google, I got 9,240,000,000 sights… the current world population is about 6,446,131,400) no single organization can control that.

HACK THE PLANET!

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The internet should be free of some governement, institution control. While it is a place of free speech, some things such as death threats and hate sites should be monitored. After all, the internet is a great influence on young adults and adolescents. More screwed up kids means more screwed up future.

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The internet should be free of some governement, institution control. While it is a place of free speech, some things such as death threats and hate sites should be monitored. After all, the internet is a great influence on young adults and adolescents. More screwed up kids means more screwed up future.

I think if the kid is screwed up then they are screwed up, no website is going to make them that way. It is the same with the violent video game argument.

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The internet won't always be free. Sooner or later, one state/organization will secure the net and use it to their own needs. It's just another source of information, like the newspapers and TV. Look at how free those two are.

That's not really possible with the internet. Sure, a country could cut off all it's nations communication lines with other servers worldwide, but that would only give them their own mini internet. The rest of the internet would still be in existance as it was, except there would be a large gap cut out. The internet is a network of private and public networks worldwide, it's not very plausible that one entity could gain control of all these networks. And in the chance that it does happen, then well, we start a new internet.

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That's not really possible with the internet. Sure, a country could cut off all it's nations communication lines with other servers worldwide, but that would only give them their own mini internet. The rest of the internet would still be in existance as it was, except there would be a large gap cut out. The internet is a network of private and public networks worldwide, it's not very plausible that one entity could gain control of all these networks. And in the chance that it does happen, then well, we start a new internet.

Well, the majority of the internet is still at risk of consolidation under one power, should certain leaders get their wish and institute a one-world government. Even if it's a matter of several organizations controlling large parts of the internet, the information war which would follow could destroy the web. Imagine each organization instituting their own protocols, restricting access to their networks, etc. Sure, the private nets could consolidate to create a new network, but with the corporations contolling the physical lines of communication (phone lines, satellites, so on) it would be very hard to do so.

I'm pretty sure I just sumarized the plots to several cyberpunk novels there, so I'll stop.

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