Concerning the "kill switch"

theeconomiccollapseblog.com [31Jan11]

Once upon a time, the Internet was a bastion of liberty and freedom, but now nation after nation is cracking down on it.

a possible reality worth noticing, and resisting if necessary.

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Concerning the "kill switch"

Dead on the Web (Future140 Part 2)

Are you ready to die? What about all of those pieces of you left behind on the Internet? Are they a fair representation of who you really are?

Think about it.

Recently I’ve been reflecting on a project I started called Future140. It demands well thought out answers in 140 seconds or less. For my second micro-interview on Future140 I decided to challenge my dad, who happens to be a professor and the most accessible intellectual I know. He’s always taken a liking to the subject of death. He recently has been dabbling in social media and I thought he might have some insight into a question that had been plaguing me.

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“We all die. But now our Internet activity, comments, photos, etc. live on. Do our digital lives matter?”

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Dead on the Web (Future140 Part 2)

Epic Pain

Pain is a difficult thing to think about.  Nobody really wants to.  We just want to forget about it.  Yet, we are fascinated by pain.  It strikes a chord within us and we so often find ourselves putting on the brakes to catch a glimpse of it while passing a car accident.  We wonder, “Is anybody hurt?”

Pain is linked to everything that is “wrong” in our lives.  We try to avoid it, yet it always creeps in.  We hate it the most when it presents itself for no reason at all.  It is not fair.

Pain is an uninvited guest.  It enters our bodies and pesters us.  It pokes, prods, and sometimes goes so far as to push us down on the ground.  Why?  We scream for it to get out, but it comes back relentlessly.  What does it want?

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Epic Pain