My poor girlfriend isn’t feeling well. As she rests in bed, I’m in the living room posting this to the blog you/someone/anyone is hopefully reading. But I wonder how different my experience as a home employee would be if we lost the battle for net neutrality.
As much as I criticize him, Obama is sticking up for net neutrality, saying we should be treating the internet as a utility rather than the likely tiered quality-based system cable companies are itching to adopt. The whole topic got me thinking about what we’re losing if we net neutrality dies. I think we’ll impede our progress with technology.
Think about it this way, if the masses can’t afford the best internet speed because cable companies charge a premium for them, technology will need to be throttled as well in order to put itself in the best position to appeal to the masses. Makes sense right? Think your Xbox Live experience would be as good? What about streaming videos from your cell phone? You get the point.
This is one on which to keep your eyes, people. This issue hasn’t remained on people’s tongues for no reason at all; cable companies want dat money.
So we should keep this one at the forefronts of our minds. Corporations already have far too much control and we willingly let them have it for the sake of consumerism and comfort. Make your voice heard about this matter. The future, as always, is at stake.
Peace out, party people.