Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The Internet from Start to Censorship
The most interesting thing that I found was how the internet grew so fast, and that growth was partly to do with the freedom and decentralized foundation that it is based off of. There has been little to no government regulation, almost no taxes, or licenses, not central hub that controls every aspect of the web. Just like an unfettered free market system in society, an unfettered and unregulated internet system is the most friendly environment for innovation and prosperity. This freedom has allowed for people from all over the world, from all walks of life, rich and poor, PhD's and Dropouts and everyone in between, to contribute to the evolution of the internet. In just the past 10 years we have gone from downloading a song on the internet in an hour to downloading a song in five seconds, literally. Since the internet was created about 50 years ago, it has improved in leaps and bounds, as with computers, more so than any other industry.
Maybe why this is why the governments of the world are trying to censor and regulate the internet with kill switches and licenses(yes it's a Fox News link, but just deal with!) . Apparently internet censorship can make you a zombie.