posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 02:30 PM
Originally posted by Dock9
reply to post by whaaa
Too important a topic and too good an OP to fall down the page
I don't live in the US, although what happens in the US seems to have tentacles that spread wide
Thanks for this info
and yes, we'll probably all look back and say to each other, 'Remember when internet was free. Gee, those were the days '
Will people refuse to pay to talk online, do you think ?
Nah ... they'll pay
I remember when I had to steal telenet access from the University of Houston (all disney characters) in the late 80s pre-internet, so if by "remember
when the internet was free" you mean that, sure.
Otherwise, you tell me when it was free?
Also OP- we've always paid taxes on the internet. Next? Further prices on bandwidth have dropped drastically in the past 20 years.
Personally, being the true Cynic that I am, I feel that it would be a good and welcome thing- all this corporate money flooding in. It'll either be a
catalyst for change in our society as the masses get fed the hell up with this/the blinders are removed, or it'll only prove how complacent people
really are in our society and thus won't make any huge difference anyway.
Either way, I welcome it- lets stop hiding behind curtains, just get it all out in the open and see what happens. I'm all for it. Let me have Burger
King and Nike sponsored representation, please!
tl;dr- it'll be a great wake up call for the masses, or it'll prove how stupid and complacent society really is, and so I welcome this as a means to