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2012: The Year The Internet Ends

Discussion in 'Tin Foil Hat Lounge' started by ozarkgoatman, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    A friend of mine sent me this. Has anyone heard anything about it???

    Bell Canada and TELUS (formerly owned by Verizon) employees officially
    confirm that by 2012 ISP's all over the globe will reduce Internet
    access to a TV-like subscription model, only offering access to a small
    standard amount of commercial sites and require extra fees for every other
    site you visit. These 'other' sites would then lose all their exposure
    and eventually shut down, resulting in what could be seen as the end
    of the Internet.

    Dylan Pattyn *, who is currently writing an article for Time Magazine
    on the issue, has official confirmation from sources within Bell Canada
    and is interviewing a marketing representative from TELUS who confirms
    the story and states that TELUS has already started blocking all
    websites that aren't in the subscription package for mobile Internet access.
    They could not confirm whether it would happen in 2012 because both
    stated it may actually happen sooner (as early as 2010). Interviews with
    these sources, more confirmation from other sources and more in-depth
    information on the issue is set to be published in Time Magazine soon.

    What can we do?

  2. thepatriot1976

    thepatriot1976 Resigned Membership

    I will be spreading the word about this.:mad:
  3. MbRodge

    MbRodge Monkey+++

  4. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Seems to me like there would be enouph different ISPs that some of them would choose to continue makeing money. If they want to sell packages like cable where you only get to go to comercial sites and such crap then I figure LOADS of people like me would just stop haveing internet or find an ISP that still had the 'real' internet and give them our money. I suppose they may try it but it just seems to me that the market would shoot that idea down.
  5. CBMS

    CBMS Looking for a safe place

    Market statistics say that this will NEVER work.The internet is evolving far too quickly for this to even stay afloat. I have been listening to the Net neutrality argument for as long as the "chipped National ID cards" argument. Both are a terrifying way to limit a populations access to the world at large, both however will never work in America "A land of individuals". We the people of the united states will never give up exploring as our forefathers did way back all those hundreds of years ago. It is in our blood and in our mindset that we will learn everything and go everywhere. The world is Americas Oyster.
  6. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Yup.. "internet 2" the current one is TOO free.corporations see mo' money, if they can toll our bought and paid for highways the bought and paid for internet (through darpa research ...)is not much different.really hate to see it but its just one more surreal "in your face" try and stop us thing ...perhaps it wil lmutate into a public "ham" completely wireless packet systtem. Anybody anywhere offering a comparable service will just get all the traffic. hard to see this going away; all the multi billion dollar porn industry has to do is threaten(lobby)congress and we may be okay.
  7. thepatriot1976

    thepatriot1976 Resigned Membership

    Yep, there all about the money![devilfu]
  8. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Also would imagine that even if the big corps went that way that some of the more inspired average Joes would set up ISPs that would work similar to the old LAN or whatever systems where you basicly manualy dialed the number into the computer to contact the computer hosting a given site. I know my neighbor in my appartment several years back used to dial up several localy hosted sites direct when didnt have an ISP just the modem and a land line.
  9. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I watched the "information super-highway" transmogrify into the "information super-market"; the next logical step. Nobody drinks tap-water anymore.
  10. CBMS

    CBMS Looking for a safe place

    Who doesnt drink tap water anymore? I sure as hell do. Even if the lead in the water makes me repeat things. Even if the lead in the water makes me repeat things. Even if the lead in the water makes me repeat things...
  11. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

  12. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

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