posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 12:55 AM
reply to post by theyreadmymind
I basically agree with your analysis, and the video paints a similar picture, although from a different angle. The idea is that the big content
corporations want to control CONTENT and will try to END net neutrality and essentially create a "second internet" that will replace the first. This
new internet will be much more like a TV experience, with a limited number of "TV-channel-like" sites to choose from and increasing limitations on
the ability of "the little guy" to get his voice heard.
The video also posits two interesting paralells in history.
1) The printing press: In its early centuries, printing was cheaper and many views proliferated in public posters, broadsides, pamphlets, etc.
published by normal citizens. These materials inflammed the revolutionary era, for example. But by the late 1800s, the cost of printing had soared and
the newspapers had sprung up, providing a more organized but much less diverse amount of information...and of course covering up or ignoring sensitive
2) Radio: Similar story -- in the 1920s there were thousands of home-made radio operations set up by individuals, broadcasting all sorts of content in
a free and unregulated manner. Then the FCC stepped in. The result was the creation of a limited number of "channels" (dominated my mainstream media
The Internet is the next target for squeezing out controversal or exposee-like information and delivering a "smoother, improved, streamlined"
digital experience where content is limited and sanitized by, you guessed it...the MSM.