Thursday, September 10, 2009

a declaration of the independence of cyberspace

This article was basically about the lack of government on the rapid growth of internet. A man by the name of John Perry Barlow presented, wrote, and published this peice. he was a founder ogf the electronic frontier foundation. It was written in response to the passing law of the telecommunications Act of 1996 in the U.S.

John had a line in this passage that really stood out to me. He said "Governments of the industrial world, you weary giants of flesh and steel i came from cyberspace the new home of mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have the sovereignty where we gather". From that i gathered that he was saying we have no elected government, so therefore you have no authority over us, and they dont need a government because they want to independent in ehat they do. he believes if government is involved it would do more harm than good.