Facebook, drones, Internet: The need for NO-Internet! [Φοβού τους Δαναούς…]


If a new Facebook plan is successful, the easiest way to access the cloud may be … in the clouds. Facebook wants to spread Wi-Fi Internet to unconnected parts of the world with drones, and at a summit in New York earlier this week, the company revealed those drones will be the size of jumbo jets.

In March of 2014, Facebook acquired drone maker Ascenta, whose solar-powered drones could potentially remain airborne at 65,000 feet for months or years at a time. (Ascenta’s web page has disappeared since the acquisition, leaving only a goodbye notice in Facebook-blue.) To make this project fly, Facebook plans on testing one of the drones over American skies by 2015, hoping to have the project off the ground in three to five years. (1)

Φοβού τους Δαναούς και δώρα φέροντες… say the Greeks.
Be afraid of those who come with gifts… in a free translation.

Is the Internet a gift after all?
Does it bring us together?
Does it makes knowledge sharing earier?

Or does it make us more stupid?
Or maybe it increases our solitude?

Turn off the Internet and see.
See how you will read more books. More actual books with actual knowledge, not bot-writen Wikipedia articles.
See how you will see more of your friends. Not Facebook imaginary friends but actual living friends.

If only the planes of Facebook crashed.
You would never read this article,
but you would be much wiser in any sense…

Be careful of people who bring free gifts.
Because they usually are not free.
And certainly they are not gifts…

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. 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. 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... Credo quia absurdum!

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