This is absolutely amazing. For the first time in my life, I am actually genuinely optimistic about the future of freedom and expression. It is truly beautiful, the way the Internet has empowered individuals to come together and demonstrate the power of collective ambition. The Internet has become the greatest equalizing force in the history of humanity. My guess is that this week’s defeat of the SOPA bill will be remembered as a turning point in the struggle of the many versus the power of the few. At least until the 1% comes up with an excuse to nationalize the Internet, that is… I wouldn’t be surprised if some “terrorist threat” emerged in the next few years to “justify” a crack-down on Internet freedom in the name of “national security”… but then again, even the people and corporations with all the money need the Internet to maintain their fortunes.
So maybe we really are all in this together. Maybe they really will have to finally cede some of their power to the masses. Maybe the future really is as bright as all those hollow campaign promises we’re going to hear until November. I sure hope so.
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