Switching-off the internet

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If you ever have read Huxley, Orwell or Bradbury in your life, then you know like me, why the sales of mechanical type writers today is increasing again. The more people are leaving the internet again, the better are the chances for democracy, freedom and peace. Internet was once a vision that has already failed. The internet has become a deadly trap.

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But how can the internet be switched-off? – I mean globally.

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Internet and the self-destruction of men

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How our virtual global village is pushing the social stress level to our natural self-destroying mode

When we currently look at our news messages we read nearly every single day about terrorism, about some young men wearing guns or knifes, building bombs or only using trucks and cars to kill as much people as possible.

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Is this really terrorism? Terrorism as I know it from former times was defined as political or religious motivated groups of people, fighting for their goals with all means to produce much fear as possible. It is a form of asymmetric warfare, sometimes called „guerrilla warfare“, where non-regular paramilitary is trying to get maximum attention by minimum effort. I know that journalists will not like the next sentence and it is of course introducing philosophical questions about democracy, about free access to information, etc. but it is also the truth and any serious journalist is aware of it: Media and terrorism build together a symbiotic system. Terrorism cannot exist without media.

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Is the Internet a big Trap?

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– can it be the internet is a deadly trap comparable to a Dyson sphere?

When I was much younger I got into contact with two science fiction novels that were variations of a famous idea of the not less famous physicist Freeman Dyson. The first was Larry Nivens Ringworld, a story about a ring of 150 million kilometres radius around a star, where a space ship from earth lands and the crew experiences a lot of adventures when traveling alongside the tangential direction on the inner, star facing side of the big ribbon or band. The other story was not as half as entertaining but much more philosophical: it was Bob Shaws Orbitsville. Here the crew of a space ship from earth enters a sphere around a star with 150 million kilometres radius. The area of the inner sphere is 500 million times bigger than the area of planet earth. It seems to be the solution for the problem of overpopulation on Earth and any other inhabited planet of the galaxy as well. And it seems to be the ultimate paradise of nature with it’s giant, practically endless landscapes, built by a mystic, ancient civilization. The sphere of the story has only one entrance: a tiny hole on one side, where spaceships can fly into it.

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A cut-open hypothetical Dyson Sphere in our solar system, 500 million times the area of planet earth to settle, a paradise? Fig.: Wikipedia

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