The Internet: Our Wild West|
Posted by admin on Fri 26 of June, 2009 13:14 MDT
The internet is what the American West was in 1850. A huge expanse of new territory that has yet to be regulated, with all sorts of weird people moving in. Like the American west, it is only a matter of time before society's censors orient themselves and start imposing fences. They will impose their obnoxious censorship all over and cyberspace will become controlled by the same self-appointed Moral Authorities who control the rest of our lives. We should just be glad we have the chance to enjoy the chaos of this huge unregulated space now, before the Censors step in.
Lots of generations never have ANY uncharted space to play in. American cowboys had the 19th century American West. We have cyberspace. We're lucky.