Cyberwar - Changing Intellectual Property into Intellectual Propriety
Back around the beginning of this millennium I already stated, that companies are criminal in how they entered the Internet. They never wanted to listen, they think they can tell us how we have to live here and they think, they can buy out everything. They are wrong, because this times, the Indians will not give up their Territory. They cannot, because those Indians emerge from the attacker, and the Indians become more and more.
This is why I am in anonymous networks. Not to harm those companies. This was already done by themselves when they decided not to put any effort in the basics, to learn how to live in the Internet (I apparently do not talk about companies like Google or Amazon or even eBay, they actually know very well what they are doing. But I am talking about companies like Yahoo, but this is a longer story). I moved into anonymous networks to escape their threat they impose to my living-sphere, as I want to continue to live unharmed and undisturbed as I did back in the 1980s. This means, being and staying connected, always online (not necessarily physically, but mentally).
This is possible, as with the growth of anonymous networks these companies cannot continue to harm here again, they simply have to live with them and this time, perhaps, they are willing to adopt correctly to the Internet environment. Either that, or they will abstain from taking part in the Future. No problem for me, really.
Note that this is why I favor I2P over Freenet and TOR. It's not about data like Freenet. It's not about escaping censorship like TOR. It's all about being and staying connected. 24/7, each second of your life, and nobody threatening you because of that. To say it differently: The Internet is my living room, and nobody has to tell me, what to do there, as long as it's not illegal.
Some notes about what's illegal or not. Banach Tarski teaches a lesson nobody noted yet: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banach–Tarski_paradox
- In our discrete material world, you cannot copy, as this does harm to others as it takes something away from them. So copy protection is a natural thing here.
- In our virtual quantum world, you cannot copy either, as you then share the same thing (entanglement). However the interesting part here is, that you do no harm. The opposite is true, you cannot abstain from copying. This is the same as nature - without copying there is no life. So copying is a very basic thing here.
- However the Cyberspace is neither of those two extremes. It is more complete, in the sense that it covers both, plus Mathematics. Here Banach Tarski and Gödel apply, and it covers every aspect of our virtual and non-virtual world, too.
I am talking about the Internet here. There would not be any Internet without our material world, that is true. But it would not be here, either, without Quantum Mechanics. And it is built on science, and Mathematics is the basement. Leave out one brick, and we are doomed. Without mathematics no PKI, no PKI no sales. It's that simple.
This means: Copying cannot be illegal and there is nothing like "intellectual property" here. Either you share, or you don't. There is nothing in between (Proof: Gödel). But if you share, you do it globally, so you cannot restrict it anymore (Quantum Theory, Memes, Abolished slavery). And if you share, you still own the original (Proof: Banach Tarski), so you keep your property and your property is not harmed at all.
So all those people must learn a lesson: Property is only unique to someone if you do not share. So if you create a Mona Lisa, you must keep it secret in your cellar (Captitalism). If you expose something to the public, it belongs to everybody (Communism). There is no difference here. Both come together and form two sides of the same two-dimensional coin in our 3 dimensional physical world. You cannot separate them. At least not here in Cyberspace.
History always repeats itself, this is inevitable. In the past we had to learn that slavery is bad. Now, again, we have to learn the same lesson that slavery still is bad, regardless if it is physical or mental. I am talking about Intellectual Property here as this is one form of mental slavery. (I created something, so it is mine, even if it is seen by you and thereby becoming a part of you.)
Put it handy:
We must alter "Intellectual Property" into "Intellectual Propriety". The weapon for this are anonymous networks.
So, today, I changed my attitude:
Filesharing is not just some aspect of Anonymous Networks. It probably does not play the biggest role there, but still an important one.