The Future of the Internet – and How to Stop It

Instead of personal computers being able to run any program from any source without approval from a third party–which many of us were used to in the 1980s and 1990s–Zittrain fears we’re entering a world where centralized approval becomes necessary“, says

Well, I am sorry to say, but things are not black and white. Yes, the Internet and the computer experience will become a policed place, but on the other hand, situations required it to become one. Cyber-terrorism is only going to get worse as more and more people are investing their data on internet-based firms. This is the exact same problem Steve Jobs faced when he started working on the iPhone. I am sure that from one side he would have wanted native apps from day 1, but on the other hand, by starting this new product he had the opportunity of make it immaculate and secure too. Of course, security works both ways. In some cases such decisions are made so the consumer is more secure, and in others so the firm is more secure — which can be something that’s against the consumer.

Regardless, that’s where the world is going, both in and out of the internet, and there is nothing you can do to stop it. If you believe that democracy will help you here, think again. Can’t wait until they will RFID all of us just so we can get a job. I said it before and I will have to say it again: I don’t believe in guerrilla fighting. I don’t go write to my congressman or hit the streets to protest to “make the world a better place”, because this won’t do a thing. Instead, I buy two cows, three sheep and two goats, and I am going to live on a mountain, at a country that’s still free. I prefer to re-settle rather than live under a totalitarian rule.

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