Since first writing about The Worldwide Web (www) twenty years ago, things have advanced rapidly. I predicted it would change human consciousness. It has done that and more: it has physically united us all across the globe.
Of course the one-world dominion movement, whoever and wherever they are, will not be happy about people freely communicating; it’s the very opposite of slavery!
Governments are constantly threatening to “regulate” the Internet, meaning take away its freedom and make it do what they want. China has already shut down parts of the Internet, to prevent its slave-citizens finding out what the world is like beyond its borders. Ousted president Mubarak of Egypt probably wishes he had!
I predict that the first really major move to shut down the free Internet will come from the United States. There have already been threats. The USA has the attitude it owns the Internet, just because most computer and web-based companies are US in origin (Apple, Google, Microsoft, eBay, Facebook, etc.)
The threat to international freedom and accord when this fascist act finally takes place has worried me for a long time. But this morning a new concept emerged for me; it’s the combination of the above ideas and something else I’ve been teaching for years as a doctor.
Life will find a way!
These are (to me) portentous words from the movie Jurassic Park. Mad Doctor Hammond (Richard Attenborough) is trying to control his population of dinosaurs by breeding them dependent on the amino acid lysine. Since they cannot make their own lysine, they cannot breed—or so thinks the naïve Hammond. But Jeff Blom’s character, Dr. Ian Malcolm, warns him that it won’t work; life will always grow, change, expand, find its way round blockages. It will evolve. Life cannot be contained; it’s too clever, too relentlessly ingenious.
And sure enough, the nightmare starts when they find that some of the raptors have learned to breed and reproduce without the lysine. Life will solve its needs somehow.
I take that to be what will happen if ever there is a threat to control or destroy the Internet. All over this planet there are 7 billion clever life forms called Humankind. Many of them are industrious, card-carrying geeks, who will see control as a personal challenge; something to be worked around or overthrown (rather like hackers do now).
Somehow they will come up with a solution, like the movie dinosaurs did. I don’t know how it will be solved but I do know this: Life will find a way.