Reader Man of the Atom comments:
My bet is on a balkanization of the Internet, with major powers setting up their own ICANN and YP master servers (ICANN is nothing special or unique). Smaller nations would align under the larger nations — an Internet NATO, Warsaw Pact, and Sino-Soviet Bloc of nations that communicate. Communication between these blocs would likely be heavily regulated and monitored.
The UN would likely be minimized by any significant downturn in economic fortunes rather than elevated, and it’s losing mind share daily under the GE’s presidency.
That’s a timely forecast in light of the censorship craze that’s taken hold of Big Social. Also of note is that European governments are leading the pack in taking the tech oligarchs to task. The EU fined Google $5 billion a while back, and they’re poised to fine them again. Meanwhile, American pundits and politicians let social media monopolies violate our privacy and steal our content in the name of free enterprise. That’s another useful reminder that freedom is worth no more or less than the value of the objective goods you can get with it.
Could we really see the Worldwide Web split into regional walled gardens? Nations east of the Hajnal Line are building border walls to keep out invaders. It’s not a big leap from there to building virtual walls to keep out the poz.
Who knows? By 2030 all the cool kids who like anonymity and retaining ownership of their financial information might be surfing a walled web based in Hungary or Poland while leaving the old web to the festering Leftoid hivemind.
While you’re waiting for Orban to build his own internet with blackjack and hookers–just kidding; he’s a nice Christian boy–put your John Hancock on this petition calling for Trump to take action against Big Social. The GE has clearly telegraphed his intention to act, but it couldn’t hurt to encourage him.
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