We’ve been hearing a lot about Google “going evil” over the last week or so. I just read this article, which sent me to the FCC page I link to at the end of this post and also caused me to write the following.
This is why net neutrality matters to me, in just a few words.
In a very real way, the collaborative power of the internet is the greatest hope we have for a better future for our children and grandchildren. It allows our collective ideas and brainpower to spread exponentially — imagine what future generations will be able to do with this compounding of information, knowledge, and wisdom?
The continuing neutrality of the internet is what will allow emerging generations to collaborate on, invent, and champion new and innovative solutions to the world’s greatest problems. To allow today’s controlling interests to usurp the future creativity of our descendants is a Free Speech violation of the grandest and most destructive kind.
It is short-sighted and selfish for any single entity (or entities) to claim control of something that rightfully belongs to the collective of humanity.
If you agree, and would like to do something to help make sure a creative and collaborative future is the one we create, please visit SaveTheInternet.com’s FCC page here. Feel free to copy any or all of my comments if they are helpful to you.
Photo by Mark Knol on Flickr.
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