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The Internet's Suite

  1. 1. The Internet’s Suite<br />an exploration of resistance to globalization<br />by mackenzie brown<br />
  2. 2. Communication<br />Communication has evolved from a humble beginning.<br />Almost two hundred years ago, the electromagnet (the foundation of electricity) was invented.<br />Only five years after that, Samuel Morse sent the first telegraph.<br />Forty years after that, the invention of the telephone caused it to rapidly overtake the market on long distance communication.<br />Only fifty years after that, TV is invented.<br />(are we seeing an exponential pattern?)<br />’69- ARPANET<br />’83- Cell phones<br />’92- Miniaturization sets in<br />a background<br />
  3. 3. What we see now<br />Communication between people is almost instantaneous.<br />Communication between countries is almost instantaneous.<br />Is it pressuring us to make quicker decisions? To be foolhardy? Just how safe and anonymous is the Internet?<br />Consider Julian Assange.<br />a problem?<br />
  4. 4. What we see now<br />He is WikiLeaks, right?<br />Those people who hacked the Pentagon and stole plenty of classified files?<br />You must think that they were very accomplished hackers. To hack the Pentagon, to hack the Department of Defense!<br />Doesn’t the DOD have firewall? We have to keep the terrorists out, after all.<br />So how long did it take for WikiLeaks to steal 251,287 documents from the Pentagon?<br />a problem?<br />
  5. 5. Safety<br />It took them less than an hour.<br />And trust me, it would take mere seconds to get into your files, no matter how long and random your password is.<br />What caused this? Why isn’t the Internet safer? Is there anything I can do to safeguard my files?<br />Not anymore: http://www.i-hacked.com/content/23/42/<br />Click it, I dare you.<br />definitely a problem<br />
  6. 6. Safety<br />Can we go any more wrong? Hacking with Google seems to defy the spirit behind it… one of selfless need to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.<br />So. Are there any ways out? China has found one.<br />definitely a problem<br />
  7. 7. Resistance<br />China, home to smog, factories, and that cool bubbly swimming-amphitheater thing, is almost completely cut off from the Internet.<br />Told you.<br />But back on topic, do the Chinese have the right idea? Should we disconnect from the World Wide Web?<br />finally I get to the point<br />
  8. 8. Could WE Disconnect?<br />
  9. 9. Bibliography<br />Gannett, Bob. Block Phone. Digital image. Happy Days. 25 Nov. 2007. Web. 25 May 2011. http://blog.gannettlocal.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/80s-brick-cell-phone.jpg<br />Motorola. Motorola Razr. Digital image. Mobile Phone Reviews. 11 Dec. 2009. Web. 25 May 2011. http://mobilephone4all.com/images/Motorola-Razr-V3.jpg<br />Moen, Espen. Julian Assange. Digital Image. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 12 Mar. 2010. Web. 25 May 2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Julian_Assange_%28Norway,_March_2010%29.jpg<br />Gleason, David B. Aerial of the Pentagon. Digital Image. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 12 Jan. 2008. Web. 25 May 2011. http://en.wikpedia.org/File:The_Pentagon_January_2008.jpg<br />Zao, Lung. The Watercube. Digital image. Vancouver Now. National Post. Web. 25 May 2011. http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/sports/photos/2008/05/05/water-cube.jpg<br />
  10. 10. Interestingly enough, I experienced a few bug/hack problems while I was writing this illuminating PowerPoint. Thus, I wish to apologize for getting it in a few minutes late.<br />

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