It claims that the corpos and govts that are trying to appropriate the Internet are making a mistake.
Not that they're evil, but that they're mistaken.
As I understand it, it implies that such behaviour doesn't benefit those companies.
That they can't just turn the internet into another TV network and suck money out of the people.
Yeah, but if doing that brings them shitloads of money, and it's their best move from a game-theoretic point of view, IOW doing that is in their best interest, then it's not a mistake.
This means we can't just wait for them to die from the mistake, or create a company that doesn't make this mistake and win effortlessy.
We need to fight them.
We need to defend the Internet.
@Wolf480pl agreed - short term they have every interest in breaking it. Long term the internet is going to be like ubiquitous running water in that societies that do not have it decoupled from those vertically integrated monopolies will be rightly called 'shithole countries'
@jeffcliff I hope it's true, and I hope that when that day comes, there will still be some societies with internet decoupled from monopolies. But I'm not convinced, and I don't think we should rely on it.
@bob @Wolf480pl I'd imagine that's probably "level 2" of the problem. There's varying groups of monopolies...the dumbest of which try to turn the net into a TV service, the next dumbest try to turn it into a smart TV service, the next dumbest try to turn it into a APIaaS with control over the commanding heights of the economy/capital...each level is a step away from the edges being intentionally crippled
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