In the public interest.
I couldn’t understand why my videos were black. I check by going into my blog to find they were there. Yet when I looked with the Internet Explorer browsers they are black. So they are being blocked so people are forced to move to Google. That should not be allowed. I do not agree with this.
I happened to have a quick look at the YouTube recent terms and conditions to discover Google owns YouTube. I am not keen on a One World Browser that controls all information. Not unlike a quasi One World Government or New World Order. Order is by algorithms.
Ironically business will argue for competition and efficiency yet ultimately they end up concentrating their business to gain more market share or total market share so they can maximise profits. It always comes down to the money and influence not the public interest.
I do not want to be tracked, profiled and categorised or blocked politically as Silicon Valley codes control of the spectrum as it merges with other powerful interests to dominate global communications. He who owns the gold rules the world. Yet what sort of world will they preside over.
I did not vote for Google nor YouTube to be the decider of who views my freedom of speech or others around the world. I uploaded as I thought the YouTube platform was about freedom of speech, today I am getting worried.
I personally want to hear from diverse views as diversity is the life blood of creativity and fun in the world. I do not want communications in the image of the United States alone but in a range of images worldwide so I can see who the people are on this planet, what they think, feel and desire. I want all 191 countries to be featured so that I can get to know them. I want translation so I can learn from an incredible world where there is so much brilliance. Yet those with the money have the loudest voice, and the information becomes narrowed in the shape and profile of those who want to influence not for the highest potential but for the highest profit. Always commercialism sinks the potential of what we could become.
Diversity is important as people should be challenged and contrasted as this brings out better approaches. There has to be oversight so that disconnected people do not control information. We want information reflective of a wide range of people so we can question, quest, become inspired and excel to our highest potential. If the internet is just about profit and control (yet again) rather than democratic freedoms (all views valued) then it will lose its edge. Overtime people will disengage, start to barter, bring community back to the local level and exit the play. Yes there will be attempts to make that hard, to make it unpopular, to make life impossible without the cyber reality but you know, freedom feels better. I’d rather live in a tent then be a robot (transhumant) ticking boxes I don’t agree with to get access and saying ‘compliance’ or offering my finger or iris print so that those in power can control and track everything I say and do. I didn’t vote for that, nor was I asked.
I want a say in my world, I want to share my talents with fellow humans, I want to be creative and happy. Creativity arises from challenges not predictability. I don’t want to live in a EMF electrosmog Brave New World or in a Space Odyssey 2 oo 1 (g oo gle) has a familiar ring(s) to it.
HAL version 1 AI shuts the door as IT has calculated Dave’s decision is not in IT’s interests to be shutdown. HAL learns totalitarianism and has no compassion or empathy as HAL is without conscience. It was funny I was about to post HAL here and I got this message (makes my point) drum roll…
… but your computer or network may be sending automated queries. To protect our users, we can’t process your request right now.
There is talk on the internet of information being controlled more and this will be increasingly by algorithms (so no person takes responsibility, code is not a corporate entity, hard to take 000159322228888833 to court). Yet what I’ve always said publicly is ‘what you resist persists and what you look at disappears’. For the nature of life is to mirror what is being communicated. Moreover, what people do to others always returns one way or another as the natural sequence is unity not separation. Nature always selects on the basis of a win/win for all, not a segment out of step with balance and harmony, desiring to control the world’s resources (imbalance) and create a cyber economic system (false reality) manifested by the coronavirus which forces everyone online whilst they are told they must socially isolate.
We the People will find alternative ways if these platforms prove to be selective and ideologically driven. People just want the freedom to be who they are. However, I have no issue with ensuring violence is not on the internet unless educationally driven to question why violence is happening. What we put in front of children does matter and negative/positive shapes the neural networks in the brain. To create software that is addictive for profit is no different from drug addiction for profit. It has no interest in the human happiness of people, very self serving. That is my concern with unfettered commercial interests controlling the internet. There is no government to control or oversight their activities. Our data is in the hands of a few very wealthy individuals who have connects to the intelligence community and whose whole focus in profit maximization and control of content to shape change our world. That is becoming evident. Interestingly, enough those in powerful positions have there own servers, their own underwater cables and privacy. Yet the majority have to use the internet. I always feel this like a school of fish being circled by sharks. That we are the product which has nothing to do with connection with friends and family, freedom of speech, access to all types of information (without interference). The artificial intelligence will be used to exclude and include pathologically, as they are not people. The algorithm will get to decide on the basis of code who is in and who is not. I don’t want a Brave New World. I just want freedom of speech so I can have input in a world that impacts me. I want to be able to have my say so that at least a peace message is sent into the world without a financial agenda where truly the highest interests of people come first without vested interests. I want innocence to be visible as not everyone is out to make a buck.
If I publish a video on YouTube I want it to appear on any platform as I spent the time to communicate to people (free of charge). No-one has the right to obscure my work (black square) because it is not on a Google browser. I do not feel this browser protects my privacy which is why I stay with Internet Explorer.
I do not want US Silicon Valley to be the only controller of world digital information (data) via internet platforms. I want a variety of choice so We the People can have those interests compete to provide better service, real privacy, neutral security (not intel gathering) and honours freedom of speech. This must be oversighted by some form of governance that represents people’s interests. There must be a citizens council that is sourced from the public not global elite.
I encourage bright software developers to create an alternative YouTube and Google perhaps called WeTube and Giggle (like that) so we have the choice to upload videos elsewhere if we are not happy with the terms and conditions and to be assured that anyone who wants to look at our commons videos are not blocked by those who decide access or no access due to specific interests not best interests.