Relax, You’re Already Dead: The Golden Age Of The Internet Is Ending
January 5, 2015
In other words, stop worrying and love the bomb. Yes, I’m quoting Dr. Strangelove for reason (if you haven’t seen it, drop everything and watch it. And thank me later).
We are living in the golden age of the internet though, but perhaps not for long. Granted, the overall amount of freedom we’ve had has changed in the past decade or so – punk 90s kids stand up! – but it is definitely still there. But it might not be for much longer. All of the things that people fear about the web seem to be manifesting themselves in the media and causing new calls for future restrictions that aren’t actually beneficial.
Appreciate it while it lasts – and fight to make sure it stays that way. It just takes a few people to care and amplify their voice in order to make a difference. And today’s web has resulted in a remarkable worldwide freedom of speech
Plenty of people more knowledgeable than me have written about net neutrality, freedom of information, and every other topic related to that. But it is important – nay, essential – to add another voice to the conversation.
Keep in mind that an open internet is about a lot more than you – so post about it, share your opinions, and most importantly, join the conversation.
You have more to lose than you even realize. Freedom of information is about a lot than your ability to download music or movies (cause c’mon we all know that there will be new ways to do that even though torrents and other sources get shut down every day – new ones are always gonna pop up).
But not everyone has access to that kind of technology, or if they do they don’t know how to take advantage of it.
And this is about more than just access to various websites, streaming music or TV shows – it is about the ability to access valuable information that could change yours or someone else’s life.
That’s why it is so important.