The idea that the Internet is now for everyone is rather interesting. The first appearance of what we now call the Internet was only used by a handful of people to crack codes during the war. They had no idea back then that what they were using would soon develop into a worldwide phenomenon used by a majority of the world.
The idea of the first technologies wasn’t to connect people, so how did it get to that point? Why did the government give us that much power?
Essentially this technology was used to break code and create bombs. Why would the government allow all that power to fall into the hands of every citizen? We believe we have so much power on the Internet. We can create forums and spread messages. If we are really talented we can even access incredible information, legal or not. Lately, the government is catching up with us. We do not realise that the government is monitoring everything. Our habits on the Internet reveal a lot about who we are and what we are capable of. It’s incredible to think that the government has more power now than when they had this technology all to themselves.
This article explains that the government is fighting to have control over the internet. They just might accomplish it. Cracking down on internet crime has given them more power now than ever. Knowing that they can possibly catch us is enough to keep us from participating in illegal activity online and even in real life.