Thursday, November 17, 2011

Government Controlled Internet

I have heard ramblings here and there for years now about the Internet being shut down or censored or possibly even modified into something called Internet2.  A few years ago a bunch of teens and young adults made videos where they wept over the possibility and pleaded with their audience to NOT let this happen.  And nothing ever did.

But it seems several years later we are now looking at actual legislation that may prove these earlier freak-out sessions semi-prophetic.  Take a look at the following video and take a stab at some questions I have for you below.



1. Do you think there is any REAL threat to the Internet?
2. If the threat is real...do you care?
3. What, if any, Government involvement should be warranted on the Internet?
4. Why do you think the Government wants to have this control?
5. Do you think messing with the Internet might be the cause of Terminator, Rise of the Machines?

My answers to these questions is in the comment section.  Add yours by clicking the word "COMMENTS" below.

3 comments:

Jim said...

1. This bill, if passed, appears to be a threat.

2. Yes and no. I use the net for my business dealings as well as sharing my faith. I would find other ways to do both if the restrictions prevented it online. Ultimately I trust God for provision and don't let things like this scare me much.

3. It’s hard to say none because I know several cases in which pedophiles and actual criminals have been monitored and caught using the internet. But monitoring is a different strategy from censoring.

4. I think the video is accurate in assuming that it will be under the guise of protecting copyright but with the ultimate goal of suppressing freedom of expression. The OWS movement alone proves that social media can be a powerful tool for a people that want to organize and protest.

5. It's either that or perhaps the beginning of The Matrix.

tonymation said...

1. Do you think there is any REAL threat to the Internet?

I think our government threatens freedom on all fronts, including the internet.

2. If the threat is real...do you care?

Yes I do, and so do millions of others. The people in power grasp harder and harder everywhere they can to maintain, and increase control. If this bill passes and we start seeing abuse in enforcement, the jaded public will only become more irritable than it already is.

3. What, if any, Government involvement should be warranted on the Internet?

NONE

4. Why do you think the Government wants to have this control?

People in power need control to keep their position. Remember the Pixar movie, A Bug's Life? That illustrates our current political system. The grasshoppers are our government, and we are the ants who do all of the work. Once the people realize that the ants are actually more powerful than the grasshoppers, rebellion is inevitable. This is what the the grasshoppers fear most.

5. Do you think messing with the Internet might be the cause of Terminator, Rise of the Machines?

I hope so, I need a reason to shoot my guns.

Craig V said...

The Internet (and technology) is like slapping a jet engine on the Big Wheel of humanity (insert picture of Wild E Coyote on Acme rocket here) - It has sped up humanity faster than it can handle. The noted rise in stupid (man-centered reliance) is a prime indicator - evident by the stupid look on most folks faces these days.


The greed of the opposition Corps to the legislation's (House and Senate bills) will outweigh the whining of the Hollywood Liberal gang - who are getting more like them mean and greedy Republicans everyday.

God knows best, so I'm not worried about it - I could exist happily old school if it were gone tomorrow.


God first!