virus: Fwd: Information & Power (was: RE: Einstein's Brain on the internet)

Trey Remington (
Fri, 30 Apr 1999 12:43:16 PDT

Greetings Virions. This message was forwarded from a friend. I think some of you may agree with the content.

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>Oh well, I'm looking forward to the day when finally all information is
>available online.

>But not simply just like the books in a store, but linked,
>The accomplishment of this huge time-consuming task would be the beginning
>of a new era, where all information is free to anyone. The improvement of
>smart agents will greatly improve the speed of information processing.
>Still, human interference is still necessary throughout this process.
>A libertarian and democratic state is impossible without this. You cannot
>possibly participate in the decisions on any kind of mater before knowing
>the facts. As long governments and their agencies as well as all kinds of
>corporations try to make an advantage of hiding information from the
>this ultimate goal will not be achieved. As long as some keep spying on us
>without us being able to check the data collected, this is a form of
>oppression. The control of the flow of information is a key to power. We
>must not tolerate others to keep this control. But for now, I see no way
>that this will change soon. There is too much money to be made with this,
>and no one would give such power from his hands without cause.
>But some day, I hope, at least a part of humanity will become intelligent
>enough to understand this. Up to now, most humans do not even realize that
>they are undergoing a silent brain-washing process by television and other
>media. The truth is somewhere out there, but definitely beyond the news.
>can you possibly begin thinking when there is no one to teach you the
>basics? Most people around me trust blindly in the information they get
>newspapers, magazines and television. They get blown up with so much hot
>that they aren't able to judge between truth and fake. Most of it being
>I do not believe in conspiracies, but propaganda has always been a method
>politics, and with today's technology, mass psychology is the key to power.
>For further reading I would suggest Le Bon : The Psychology of the Masses.
>It depcits the methods of manipulating public oppinion. Although quite old,
>the techniques may change, but the logic behind it is always the same. The
>infamous Dr. Goebbels has written a book on the same theme, but although I
>was able to find out about its existence, I was not able to buy and read
>Well, in Germany it is still difficult to get hold of books from the Dark
>Age of the Third Reich. Although most of what was published in that time is
>junk, I do not understand why it should be forbidden. An intelligent human
>should be able to find out about the quality of information himself.
>Censorship is always bad. I do not see advantage in this. One exception:
>privacy of humans stands above the right of free information. The freedom
>anyone ands where the freedom of the other begins.
>enough for today .. hope to read some comment on this

So whaddya think?


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