February 4, 2012

We Need Free, Fair & Easily Accessible Information

SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, C-11, info secrecy bill, Twitter’s censorship policy – the governments and powers of the world have jointly decided that the golden age of free and fair information needs to come to an end.

I don’t want to tell my grandson one day the story of an open Internet that contained all of mankind’s human knowledge, instantly accessible – later locked down and sanitized to the tune of 1984, or probably more accurately a ‘Brave New World’. I don’t have much power, but together people have always been superior once mobilized with a common cause. We know our cause – free, fair, easily accessible information.

I don’t have a solution, and am not advocating revolution – all I am saying is please be aware of what is happening around you and spread the word. I really fear we are approaching a tipping point that may either enslave us Huxley style, or give us a sort of information enlightenment with which to better understand the human condition – perhaps leading to greater peace and compassion for our fellow man.

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