posted on Mar, 16 2008 @ 07:28 AM
reply to post by 1siouxbrave
As far as I remember, the Chinese government still has ISP's heavily censor content they may find "undesirable"...
As far as one entity or group of people being able to control what every internet user on the planet sees or does not see, I think we're safe, for
now at lease
The Net has become such an overgrown beast, I'm sure the original designers of that DARPA network would be amazed....
Its got to the point it has become SO decentralised (apart from the Nameservers, and even these are spread around the world), its nigh on impossible
for any one organisation to control what users on its network(s) can see accept within a fairly small geography (say on a national basis, and that
isn't even a certainty)
Like I said, I'm fairly sure we'll be able to see what we want to see on the Net, one way or another at least in the medium term (couple of