posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 04:43 PM
In my own opinion, I think there are way to many companies that offer internet to coax into making internet like a "television" package. Overall,
there would be such a net loss to all corporations that supply teh internets to everyone for there to be really any major "gain". To be honest, I
don't think people would want to bother with the internet if all websites got broken down into categories such as "news" and "social networking"
and "tech" and all these other "cable" like packages. What would stop some other minor business from breaking away from the norm and supplying
normal networking to consumers? Everyone would switch over to them.
Also, this would have to be done globally, like in every country in the world. Because of the technology at hand, almost anything we create to block
something has a way around. If internet was limited in the United States, someone would figure out how to get around it in a matter of weeks.
A prime example is how if you go on a website like Hulu to watch TV, it's restricted to US citizens only. A simple proxy blocking program or website
gets you around this, and anyone from around the world can watch TV.
Maybe I'm being a little to optimistic, but the way I see it, it's just like putting everybody in "FEMA Camps". There'd be no one to support the
elite if we were all rounded up, and in the same way, the internet that is making so much money for large fortune 500 corps would become a lot less
profitable if it was rounded up and limited. Tech guys would get around limited internet soon enough in the same way RELOADED, Razor 1911 and Myth and
other warez groups get around the latest anti-piracy coding sometimes before the game is released, and sometimes after. A classic example is Bioshock.
This game had the latest protection newly developed and this would be the first time it would be used. It was supposed to be invincible. However, a
crack was released several weeks after it's release. It was a big deal.
The internet won't be censored for a while, so there is no need to worry.
However, this could be a possibility when the world switches over to IPv6, but that won't be for a while either.