posted on Dec, 30 2004 @ 05:49 PM
The answer to your fears is open source coding. If it's our code, they can't mess it up or conceal their intentions. Also, luckily, the tech edge
is still held by the rebels, the misfits, the high school and college kids who would no sooner bend over for big brother than they would anyone else.
Unfortunately, as more and more citizens of the world turn to low cost, mass produced computers, the potential for abuse increases. Most people
don't know what goes on in their computer, nevermind the net. The forces of good still have the advantage, but for how long?
The solution is open source code, so that nobody can alter the internet structure without all the users discovering the modification. I know I've
heard senators and heads of state talking about the internet like the it's the wild wild west. They mean to tame it. I personally don't think
they've got the marbles, but we'll just have to wait and see.
I guess what it comes down to in the end, is that they can never stop the clandestine exchange of information. Nor can they destroy fully the
curiosity of the people. However, they could always just pull the plug, and without power, there is no internet.