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2012: The Year The Internet Ends

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2012: The Year The Internet Ends. How the industry will kill the Internet in about four years from now. [Link fixed.]
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Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 104 Posts
Thursday, January 6, 2011 7:26:00 AM
I know the last comment on here was 2008 4 years ago well it is 2011 and the government found a way to stop parts of the internet like wiki leaks, I think this really is on the way.
The gov is putting it's dirty little fingers in too many pies and well it`s really messing poo up.

Female, 18-29, Europe
 498 Posts
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 4:31:18 AM

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 475 Posts
Monday, June 30, 2008 10:28:30 AM
So this might be a couple of people trying to start some viral video rumors, but i can see the wheels turning. The "metering" of net usage by time warner is a good example of subtle changes toward that ultimate goal. After all, we are willing to pay $5.00/gal for gas, you think we intercrack addicts mind paying for access? Next step? Access to mainstream search engines and mainstream media sites won't count towards your metered quota. After that? Tiered pricing where access to mainstream media/search engines are still free, access to national websites price A, access to international sites, price B. After that? National Proxy Filters, Sites like mininova will be filtered out and redirected to godaddy.com or some crap. Then the eventual packge and tiered programs will be placed in and you won`t even know what it was like with free unlimited access to any and all sites...

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 475 Posts
Monday, June 30, 2008 10:18:46 AM
So they know how to get the sheep to obediently follow along. Look at the government. How many of the freedoms we never appreciated are missing now? How many do you even notice being gone? Have you changed the way you talk on the phone even though you know the government is illegaly recording every conversation? How about our right to peacefull assembly? Do you find it strange that to put on a show/demonstration/parade requires a permit that you must pay for? How about starting a private members club? Ever wonder what it now takes to start a club that holds meetings? Or do you not try and think about it?

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 475 Posts
Monday, June 30, 2008 10:14:41 AM
I know im commenting on this WAY late, but here is something you might not be factoring in. Based on the comments posted here, most of your are assuming that this will be some sort of light switch. Flick, suddenly ISPs change their format. In that scenerio you would be right, there would be mass uprising. But companies aren't that stupid, in fact, they are exactly the opposite. Companies hire marketing geniusses that know it takes a couple of years worth of slow changes and marketing projects to pull off a complete paradigm shift. A good example of slow market paradigm shift would be iTunes. Yes people still download mp3s for free, but your mainstream sheep all own an iPod and all pay for music on iTunes. Apple successfully turned the mainstream sheep away from "illegal" downloads and towards a profitable venture.

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