so i cruise around a lot on the internet, whether it be to CNN.com to laugh at lies, newschoolers.com to get my twintip fix, or to my favorite ski area webbys to check snow reports etc. i came across on a website that i frequently find a lot of really interesting solely internet-posted news articles. now i'd heard and even hypothesized about this scenario panning out myself before i saw this article. and it basically just put it in perspective how much smaller and increasingly expensive our world is going to become while it's all for "safety" and fairness purposes, and never considering the amounts of money it would make for companies that manage the internet and its usage. i personally am just tired of hearing about how they want to make the world safer, so we sacrifice our freedoms to be videotaped in public on surveillance cams and apparently are about to give up free reign on the internet. now im not the one hoarding the bandwidth contributing uploads to places like rapidshare.com and other file hosting places like that, but to address basically what IS ALREADY and will continue to be standard for me as i get older, and will definitely be a way of life for children in the future will be overall increased internet usage. but this is definnitely something to deter people from using the internet i feel. i mean for christ sakes, u won't even be able to go to espn.com, seeing as it's one of the biggest websites on the internet with the most data loaded.
so thats that, we're going to all start paying our own way on the internet beyond the monthly rate, which i can understand, they make the point of comparing it to energy, cellular phone messaging and what not. and thats all understandable, it's a far comparison, but i love the internet way more than i love cell phones and electricity lol, THIS would make me wanna stop kickin it on the internet, half the wow of the internet is that it's so free and open, it's about to get a lot less fun to cruise it on the internet.
im just looking for responses from people, not necessarily ones spending all of there time on the internet, but do have a legitament footprint of internet bandwidth usage as we've all grown acustomed to having it been merely a flat rate montly fee. Be it obviously on this website, maybe you play xbox or ps3 online, you're going to stop doing or at least cut down a bunch on that i bet, other websites, maybe you click download on some new microsoft update and have to download 2 gigs overnight. now i'm not advocating for online video game play because we all know it's a waste of time and we should probably cut down anyways in those areas of our lives, but i enjoy playing online too for the social aspect (if you're going to play the game, why not against real people) and i like even more to feel like i don't have to pay 5 cents per headshot in COD4, or 1 dollar to knock someone out in "fight night round 3" or if you have an apple computer, and you need to constantly update your programs with the automatic updating apple does, which is so great and at this point, free. Or you like to actually pay for music on iTunes, which is becoming more and more friendly (at least to me) to do. and now imagine, going onto the iTunes store to buy a CD, and now you have to pay more, all the way down to the byte, to download that cd. this is going to get absolutely ridiculous in here!!! i hate feeling nickled and dimed maybe it's just me that sees our lives becoming more expensive and monitered in ways like this. all responses appreciated, i'm going to be writing a stance paper on this when i get the oppurtunity at uni.