posted on Nov, 7 2009 @ 12:16 PM
The answer should be obvious. Either A) The "elite" didn't create the Internet; B) "They" don't want to destroy it; C) "They've" changed
their minds; D) "They're" out of their minds.
To my understanding, the Internet was originally created by the military in an effort to solve the problem of how to communicate when half the country
has been vaporized. The answer was to spread the communications out in a network, instead of having them located in some central - and vulnerable -
point. This way, if many sites were destroyed, the remaining sites could still function and pass along information. Within a short while, the
military application was extended to include universities, to enable the quick sharing of scientific and other information. But remember that the
Internet started out as an experiment. No one foresaw where it would lead.
As technology advanced, the military and academic uses became less important, until now the Internet is used primarily for the dissemination of
Nigerian 419 scams and LOLCats. Oh, and some online commerce, as well.
It is the online commerce that is what probably protects the Internet from governments. Between the banks, online stores, and so on, too much money
is at stake to just shut the whole thing down. I'm sure plenty of governments are unhappy about the Internet, but the genie is out of the bottle.
Remember, it's not just buying things online, it's using any sort of credit or debit card. They all rely on the Internet now.
Back to the question: I don't think the "elite" created the Internet, because I don't believe there is any sort of unified "elite". Of course
there are those people who are favored, fortunate, who are educated, wealthy, have many advantages. The "elite", so to speak. But they don't form
any sort of organized, cohesive sort of group. They're just the lucky, privileged ones, each going his/her own direction. No overarching cabal,
just a bunch of self-absorbed upper class (or upper-middle, maybe).
Similarly, there is no "they" trying to take down the Internet. There are some groups - including governments - that would like it to come down or
to be under tight control, but again, you've got lots of different groups, all pulling in different directions for different reasons. Many
"elites" benefit greatly from the Internet, make billions from it. Some likely feel threatened by it and would prefer it to go away. But there's
no official "elite" organization that speaks and acts for the "elite", that wants the Internet to come down.