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Monday, March 30, 2009

Internet Disappearing by 2012?!?!


So apparently there's some speculation about the validity of this YouTube posting, since such a worldwide shut down of all internet services is highly unlikely. However, information displayed in the video does hit a nerve with some people who have already developed conspiracy theories regarding the government-headed attacks on the world wide web. I'm a little more skeptical. I think that if the internet were to be shut down without just cause, the government wouldn't be a party to it because let's face it, people, there would be a massive uprising from all different kinds of people all over the world. It would be a manic pandemonium that I don't think the world is ready for. Think global chaos in armageddon-like circumstances. After all, the internet is the one place where people can freely express themselves without fear that their rights are going to be trampled on. Sure there are those who take slight advantages of it (i.e. those who download porn, music, movies, etc.), but for the most part, we are merely a collective group trying to make our voices heard. But then again, as with any government, history has proven that we, as a people, have more than our share of reasons why we should doubt the veracity of said government. Not to say that the government couldn't do right by the people. But can we really blame the doubts forming in our minds about what our government is capable of doing to the general population?

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