posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 07:45 PM
You know, if the internet were to be shut down/taken over by the government or some other outside entity, I think that our communication with each
other will actually evolve into something greater. We already have a network of friends all around the world in some cases. We will have the
desire to keep communicating and in many cases our communication will become higher quality.
I'm not talking facebook/myspace "friends." People will go back to how communication was before but the difference is that we will know that
there are others out there like us. Just look here, on this very site. We all have a common desire to find out the truth and we all will do
everything we can to find it.
Before we had the internet many of us around the world had no idea what other places were really like or what the people were like. You can
"travel" at the click of a button using programs like google earth. You can talk instantly with someone literally, on the other side of the world
with your various chat programs/plug-ins. I do it just about every week with one of my friends who is 8000 miles away from me.
If the government or some other entity were to shut down the internet or take it over, it will be absolute suicide, it would just backfire because of
the magnificent personal networks we have already set up. I've met countless people who have common grounds with me just by mentioning a few
topics/websites including this one. We would then be able to put faces and voices to those we only see on these forums. We would meet in common
areas, we would set up a whole different kind of network. Many of us who are technically gifted(as mentioned by a few already on this topic) would
be able to makeshift a new/old kind of technology and through sheer word of mouth a new network would be born. People are survivors when given the
chance to be one as long as they have some desire to live and think just a little.
I think this would create a total up-stir because unlike China, who were regulated from the get go, we've had an open society on the internet for FAR
too long and as long as we get pissed off enough and, in a way, tell the government to [bleep] off, they will have no power whatsoever. There are
too many of us spread throughout the country. I have a feeling we'll be fine on this front.
The only ways I can see this working in the government's favor is if they go door to door and to searches all the time or if they shut the power
down. They may have the tech to do that but NOT the manpower. BUT let's say they have everything they need, if you're cleaver enough to hide the
technology and have an external power source like a decent solar panel, you're good to go.
Also if it gets REAL bad, just keep your gun ready by your side at all times since it would lead to a total economic collapse in areas like silicon
valley with companies that are HUGE and NEED the internet to survive......except Google, they'll just officially merge with the thought police.....I