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Falkvinge exclusive: Battle for internet on, Big Brother at the gate (w/ Video)

Thursday, April 19, 2012



Falkvinge exclusive: Battle for internet on, Big Brother at the gate

The battle over control of the internet is not just about the freedom of speech, but our global future. It is the choice between a Big Brother and democracy unseen before, insists Rick Falkvinge, the founder of the Swedish Pirate Party.

­RT:In the future, do you see an internet that is free, open and equal or do you see dark clouds ahead?

Rickard Falkvinge: We’re at a crossroads right now. This technology can be used to create such a dystopic Big Brother society that if you’d had written a book about it in 1950s-80s, it would have been discarded as being unrealistic. We’re at this dystopic stage seen in the 1950s where there were cameras in people’s homes. The only thing missing from the scenario [is] we bought them ourselves [personal computers] – that is the only thing that was not foreseen..... MORE

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URL: http://rt.com/news/internet-freedom-future-falkvinge-342/

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