Tuesday, 17 January 2012

On the future of the internet

Whisper it folks but, I think this internet thing might get quite big. Already people are talking about doing business on it and this blog itself gets upwards of three readers per year. This is clearly the boomtime for the world wide wireless web wob. But as with all booms, some people are forecasting that bust could be just round the corner.

The problem is that the internet is still so young as to be largely unregulated but has grown so quickly as to be ubiquitous in Western life. And this makes important people very, very, nervous. Already we've seen I Am Spartacus style mass demonstrations of super-injunction busting prurient information sharing which has aggravated The Famous. But it's The Rich who are the real problem because they own stuff and they don't like thinking about people getting it for free. Democracy is a wonderful thing to aspire to, until the terrifying day that it actually takes hold.

What with the madness of the US Stop Online Piracy Act ongoing and similar initiatives in the pipeline all over, I think filling your boots now is probably for the best. The internet will inevitably one day bow down to the same regulation and censorship as everything else. It's a concern, as any other thing which doesn't yet have a face is a concern. However, as long as the internet of the future contains email, blogs, Twitter and the following three videos, I will be fairly content.

The Three Most Important Videos* on the Internet, by Dotmund (aged 31¾)†

1. HOT TUB POO GIRL

 

 2. DOG SHAGS OTHER DOG AND THEN DOES A SICK AND EATS IT

 

 3. FAMILY OF TOTAL FUCKING IDIOTS TRY AND FELL A TREE WITHOUT ANY UNDERSTANDING OF THE BASIC LAWS OF PHYSICS OR EVEN OF CAUSE AND EFFECT

 

I mean, honestly. What more could you actually ever need there to be on the internet?

* Things 
By the way, I am sorry about this. I shouldn't write blog posts at bedtime.

1 comment:

colin said...

That first video was the last thing I ever clicked in a b3ta newletter.

I still find the whole thing genuinely upsetting.

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