Technology seems to be moving faster and faster these days (that’s cause it is); it’s becoming a more powerful tool not only for raising one’s productivity but also for increasing liberty in the hands of those who know how to maximize it’s utility.
That said…Anthony Wile just wrote a fascinating editorial at the Daily Bell which sparked the idea for this blog post. It’s on the latest developments surrounding the Megaupload and Bodog fiascos, (and yet so much more). I thought I would share one of his insights.
“It took the elites a number of centuries to control the damage done by the Gutenberg Press. These massive technological changes are not merely dealt with by flicking a “kill switch.”
The Internet, as we often point out, is a process not an episode. Many of its ramifications are yet to unfold.”
(You can read the full article if you click on this link. It’s worth your time.)
The reason I feel compelled to share it is that I am reminded (and really excited) about the many possibilities. The possibility for increasing liberty through the use of technology will EXPLODE in the years ahead and NOTHING will be able to stop it if “they” let it. This is good news for the common man and bad news for the powerful, the elite, and the totalitarian minded among us. Thankfully I do not think they see: their days are numbered.
If the prospect for Liberty in our life time excites you as much as it does me, then I hope you will join us some time at the Wisconsin Forum. Browse our new website for more information. We look forward to meeting you at one of our future meetings, in the company of like minded individuals from all walks of life.
(To read more on technology as it relates to Liberty I recommend reading this essay from former Wisconsin Forum Speaker Gary North. Fair warning…it may change your life if you understand it’s ramifications and look into the details and links provided. It is perhaps one of the most powerful “windows” into what technology will bring, for good or ill, and there is nothing the powerful can do to stop or contain the process ultimately.)
Take care and we hope to see you soon!
Wisconsin Forum Board Member