2012: The Year The Internet Ends
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Posted 6/22/08
Every significant Internet provider around the globe is currently in talks with access and content providers to transform the internet into a television-like medium: no more freedom, you pay for a small commercial package of sites you can visit and you'll have to pay for seperate subscriptions for every site that's not in the package.

Almost all smaller websites/services will disappear over time and multinationals who are used to using big budgets to brute force their content into every media outlet will finally be able to approach the internet in the same way.

This well-known illustration of why we need net neutrality turns out to be very close to the truth:




click here for full article: http://ipower.ning.com/netneutrality


that would be creepy,
but i highly doubt the consumers would allow this to happen
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There's a thread for this.

But yeah. I doubt that this would ever happen.
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wtf?
that's scary
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Duplicate as reported.

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