“One Web to Rule Them All”

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One Web to Rule Them All

Published on Sunday, 11 December 2016

Critical Thinking and many other “alternatives” to convention would not exist without the internet and it is the pivotal factor in the current transformation of civilisation. Today’s world is so different to when we were 20/30 years younger and the transition has only just begun.

However, what the world will be for our children and future generations will depend on who wins the war between central control versus self-determination for all humans in a world of infinite possibilities. Centralised power is the biggest threat we face and centralised control of the internet is the means by which it is being achieved.

Google and Facebook are clearly recognised (by some) as threats to our liberties but the ubiquitous online shopping empire has quietly built key internet infrastructure which makes Amazon Web Services a formidable power. Why wouldn’t the intelligence services want a piece?

Why Amazon’s Data Centers Are Hidden in Spy Country by Ingrid Burrington

The company powers much of the Internet, but its cloud facilities are difficult to find.

The internet democratised information and communication; centralised control is reversing that process and unless we fight for distributed power on the internet, our future is not good.

Source: One web to rule them all


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