Google, ITU, UN and the popular myth of “Free Internet”…

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Google has asked web users to add their name to an online petition to support its view regarding the upcoming ITU conference on the future of Internet. “The [UN agency] International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is bringing together regulators from around the world to renegotiate a decades-old communications treaty,” it wrote on its Take Action site.”Some proposals could permit governments to censor legitimate speech – or even allow them to cut off internet access. Other proposals would require services like YouTube, Facebook, and Skype to pay new tolls in order to reach people across borders. This could limit access to information – particularly in emerging markets”. Google added that it was concerned that “only governments have a voice at the ITU” and not companies or others who had a stake in the net, concluding that the World Conference on International Telecommunications (Wcit) was “the wrong place” to make decisions about the internet’s future. [source 1=”<a” href=”http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20429625&#8243; 2=”target="_blank">BBC” 3=”News</a>” language=”:”][/source]

If you ask me, the Internet was and will be controlled by someone. The myth of “free Internet” is one of the greatest myths of all times. The Internet was created by a government and by a specific state. That state (US) controls the basic infrastructure of the Internet for many many years now. And that is logical. Why wouldn’t you control something YOU created?!? Now Google is “concerned” because it might start loosing the control she has started gaining with its popular search engine. Google controls what we see and it surely does not want someone else pulling the strings in their field of expertise. Google, UN, US… Whatever. In the long run, someone will always control the Internet. The Internet is not “free”. We just have to accept it.

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos (or Spyros Kakos or Spyridon Kakos) [Σπύρος Κάκος] is a thinker located in Athens, Greece. He has been the Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. Spiros has a diploma in Chemical Engineering, an MSc in Advanced Materials' Technology, an MBA in Decisions' Science, a phD in the use of conductive polymers in PCB industry and is still learning. He also worked as a technical advisor and a researcher in the Advanced Materials sector for many years in the past. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He is the creator of Huo Chess, one of the smallest micro-chess programs ever that is perfect for educational purposes. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy, as well as the philosophy of the irrational. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. Since our thought is dictated by our assumptions, the only way to free it and know cosmos as it is, is to think irrationally and destroy everything we have built. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans. We should stop thinking in order to think. Credo quia absurdum!

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