Things have a habit of looking as though they are going in a certain direction, then suddenly haring off in another, so aren't really predictable, however that does little to calm my unease. Right now the swirling of powerful controlling forces wielded by both marketplace and government (instigated by marketplace) surrounds the internet, and threaten to change it in ways that are not to the advantage of the billions of ordinary users.
It's amazing how little authorities understand about the internet and tech in general, which makes them easily manipulated by big business even should they not be corrupt enough to be bought and sold. It's downright sinister how some corporations are both mimicing genuine internet mass human behaviour and seeking to control aspects that they don't like.
posted by - 11:33 AM