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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN You freeze an information society?

 
Athena Awakened
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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN You freeze an information society?
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"If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” Samuel Adams, 1776
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Re: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN You freeze an information society?
By freeze you mean censor information?
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You couldn't censor information for everyone, nor would you want to, but you'd create a hierarchy of information along with a social hierarchy and those at the top of it would have access to more information and those at the bottom would get dreck, false, manipulative, contrived information. So the concept of an information society isn't necessarily at odds with the concept of censorship and in fact it's likely that censorship would become a high art form or precise science in such an economy.
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Re: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN You freeze an information society?
People set up small networks with their neighbors to play world of Warcraft and bejeweled.
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Re: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN You freeze an information society?
Google is over rated anyway. I'm sure you can download Wikipedia and then just play games do presentations on computer pass sticks around. (memory sticks)

Although it would be quite a shock but if you think about it, as long as people have computers there are ways around it, small networks, downloaded disks for software (movies), etc. but the ease of access will be stilted. It will just take a day instead of a couple minutes. Things would slow down but it wouldnt be the end of the world.
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Re: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN You freeze an information society?
I'm assuming you are talking about the Internet.
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Re: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN You freeze an information society?
You couldn't freeze the Internet entirely so People would still contribute, communicate, get their news, it would just be a lot slower. Like late 90s with altavista and the dialing but this time it would be that slow with the Ethernet"
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Re: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN You freeze an information society?
I'm assuming you are talking about the Internet.
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Yes
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Like it will be look I heard of this really cool network talking about such and such, so you would send a request and then you would gain access (to a page, which you could the contribute to kind of like a publication and would take a day or two) it would take time.l.would not be immediate..l.but on the other hand you wont really be able to censor because people would find ways around it.
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It would be a mix of old school and new technology.
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Re: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN You freeze an information society?
In many ways it would be harder to censor because since its slower there is less velocity and people don't take as many liberties, as opposed to now, where you have everyone posting everything online without even giving a second thought as to what they are doing.
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Re: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN You freeze an information society?
people step out of their homes. They are shocked by the bright light in the sky, but slowly their eyes become acustomed to it. They find the air feels weird, not humidity and temperature controlled. Eventually they start moving about and after a few weeks, they notice their clothes no longer fit. They feel better and no longer crave the dark dampness of mom's basement, mountain dew or cheetos.

Life goes on.
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Re: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN You freeze an information society?
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 Quoting: Athena Awakened


Worlds collide!

burnit dead3

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Re: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN You freeze an information society?
people step out of their homes. They are shocked by the bright light in the sky, but slowly their eyes become acustomed to it. They find the air feels weird, not humidity and temperature controlled. Eventually they start moving about and after a few weeks, they notice their clothes no longer fit. They feel better and no longer crave the dark dampness of mom's basement, mountain dew or cheetos.

Life goes on.
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Yea
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Re: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN You freeze an information society?
There is no real way really;

You allow it to keep going only gets faster, they share gov info,

You crack down it becomes more subversive and hidden from view, but in terms of sensitive information not that much of a difference (day vs minutes).

You would need to have a military dictatorship and the moment you do that it equals an enormous loss of power (no constitution, no unity)

The only thing left is security and if you go nuke then it gets too heated, too ugly, you have split in the command line major backfire, people at the top get eaten.

I really don't see the future as censor central besides disqus gathering info and then you'll just have sensitive information leaking, so it's a two way street. Who knows.
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Re: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN You freeze an information society?
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 Quoting: Athena Awakened


Worlds collide!

burnit dead3
 Quoting: ANHEDONIC


Wuldn't affect my life at home, but work, that's a different story.
"If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” Samuel Adams, 1776

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