posted on Sep, 6 2003 @ 11:47 PM
I say Cyberpunks for a reason: This is the first-generation of the Cyberpunk Netrunners. We don't have a neural interface as depicted in Cyberpunk
fictions, but we've got the internet & we're the first generation to be figuring out how to use it.
Most of the people here at ATS are already Cyberpunks, even if they recognize it or not; Aren't most of us out there digging up the info, exposing
corruption to the masses & opposing further degradation of our Rights?
We are now almost fully into the Information Age: Most people all over the world either have or can get a link to all of the information they could
want, thanks to the internet. They can buy a computer, rent a computer or even borrow one...If not, they probably at least know someone who has a
We still have the Right to find information (even the beuraucratic red tape of the Freedom of Information Act supports us to some extent). In
history, the people who controlled information (& access to it) were the ones to wield the power & control over others. The internet has *changed*
that, putting the potential power of knowledge & information into the hands of the common people.
The internet has taken (literally) a world of information & linked it all together; The biggest mistake that the Powers-That-Be made was to allow
the common person access to mass-produced, cost-effective computers...With this mistake they've let the cat out of the bag, allowing anyone who can
access a 'net-linked computer to be capable of operating with most of the same information that they can use. Even more, the internet does not
confine us to accessability to ony *local* forms of media & news...We can share the opinions, views & culture of virtually every country on Earth;
What do they think? How do they live? What do they know? The internet has linked pretty much the whole world together...We *are* One World!
The fictional Cyberpunk milieu presumes that the Powers-That-Be will want to take back all of this information...Search for The Digital Millennium
Copyright Act (DMCA) & you'll see that they're already taking steps to do just that. Are you gonna let 'em get away with that, Cyberpunks?
How about the blatent corruption of the government by the "wielders of money"? Are there really any unbought politicians in the government? Dig
for the answers. Much of America's problems are caused by subtle manipulation of world markets by those who run the Federal Reserve. What can we do?
Search a on NESARA.
Any other large-scale problems of the world bugging you? Use the 'net, contact people (no matter where in the world they happen to be), share
information...Sharing is what will make us into a One World!
...And after all, sharing info is what people here at ATS seem to be good at anyway...
[Edited on 7-9-2003 by MidnightDStroyer]