20
Aug
11

Can you see what I see?

Our generation has access to any and all information that exists in the world (thanks to the internet) and growing up alongside technology that is advancing at an incredible rate means we are probably smarter than any generation before us, if not simply for the amount of information we take in every single day.
I think the problem is that so many of us take this information for granted, we all know its there but none of us feel like harnessing the true potential of it. We are too content with our facebook and our wikipedia and youtube to really accomplish anything huge. Modern society has become so lazy and apathetic that it feels that the only thing that will change is technology, not the people. If we don’t do anything drastic or even attempt change than what change could happen?

Which begs the question, who really wants change? If you have everything at your fingertips, the worlds knowledge at the click of a button, what else could you ask for? I think the only thing that will make us evolve or grow as a people is when that information is gone. Lets say the internet is shut down, with so many people utterly reliant (and pretty much its slave) it will either force us to adapt to a new world or descend into chaos. IF the internet was suddenly shut down, it could destroy entire nations because we rely so heavily on it, for our banking and spending, for our global economies to function. This is the real problem.

With the entire world relying on an unseen network, cables and computers to control our lives, we have no idea what to do when this network bites the dust.
The computer age provides us with the potential to get humanity to reach a point that would have once seemed impossible, but we are using it for control.
The internet is the last haven of freedom for free speech and unbiased news, how long until that changes? Maybe that is what we need to spark a revolution, a revolution for net freedom. Shut down facebook and youtube and watch those apathetic teenagers turn into blood thirsty freedom fighters.

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1 Response to “Can you see what I see?”


  1. August 21, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Nice piece đŸ™‚ I have always figured “net freedom” to mean the fight to free the internet from any form of impending control from govts and other authoritative bodies. I must confess I have never actually really viewed the Internet from this kind of perspective, and it is indeed a wake-up call to this generation. The Internet should indeed be a means to an end, not an end in itself. Thanks for the link to my blog.


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