I would like to know what Tim Berners lee’s view is on the article 11 tax with the EU law? it amazes me how fast a great idea called the internet for the public, was the idea that with freedom of information, the world would become more democratic.
I was sadden when the politicians in the USA were lobbied to end net neutrality, but, it pales in comparison to what the EU article 11 tax could do for the power and rights of the few that really control the data.
perhaps I am just a bit sad, as the data from what were once seemingly static web searches with basic html, evolved into mobile hand held devices that appear to have taken human intimacy and interaction to an entirely new level of seeming narcissistic selfishness. if you need proof, just go out into a coffee shop or a café in the USA and watch how people interreact, or simply basic manners for one human to the other on the street.
soon you will see the illusion of privacy simply be mandated as each human being is told it is required by an employer, or a government to be logged in to some network where an amazing amount of data will be collected with health, breathing, heart rate, activity, habits, and perhaps one day – thoughts? (thankfully I will be dead by then)
It just feels like human beings are really going to be left behind soon. as amazing as the tools and technology are out there for looking up information, the ability to study pretty much any subject you want – soon robots and advanced AI will take all the data and twist it for uses that probably are not in the best interest for all of humanity, rather, for the control and greed of a few.
it isn’t that there weren’t enough folks warning about the potential misuse of these technologies. instead, the herd will blindly go with each new version of devices designed to make their lives more convenient – yet – behind the façade, a whole lot of not so great data sifting is going on that simply will grow in size with each new model of device that is put into the planned obsolescence pipeline.
no shortage of folks trying to climb up to the top of the mountain on gerbil wheels below them.