2012: The year the internet ends? 29 replies

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rebornintheglory

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#1 10 years ago

If it's not already come to your attention: 06/01/2008 - Every significant Internet provider around the globe is currently in talks with access and content providers to transform the internet into a television-like medium: no more freedom, you pay for a small commercial package of sites you can visit and you'll have to pay for seperate subscriptions for every site that's not in the package.

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Giz

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#2 10 years ago

Heard about it. It won't happen.

btw that group (even though I only watched the first few seconds of the video) are the same people behind the ATHENE crap.




mrste

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#3 10 years ago

Does that include Verizon?




mrste

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#4 10 years ago
Giz;4375733Heard about it. It won't happen.

That's a fake video then? Impossible to END the internet, if you wanted to end the internet you'd have to destroy every computer in the world.




Ipse

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#5 10 years ago

That would be hard!




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#6 10 years ago

Oh come on. Never gonna happen. There were dozens of such "predictions" with "evidences" and all turned to nothing.




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#7 10 years ago

Yea... The internet ending is like having every womans boobs just disappear... Sorry I couldn't think up any other example.




Junk angel

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#8 10 years ago

There was a discussion about this earlier in the pub. The overall consensus was, that it wouldn't happen, starting with the reason that it was not a smart move from providers, as the ones that would attempt to do so would loose their customers quite quickly. Also moving in some larger front wouldn't help either since it might bring them to the attention of anti-monopol agencies.

Not to even mention what large internet companies of the likes like google, yahoo and other would do. Since a large part of their profits is generated by the size of the internet and the amount of adds on it.




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#9 10 years ago

Your about two-three weeks late, won't happen, A private ISP who would break the so called alliance would make much more money then those who would fall in line.




rebornintheglory

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#10 10 years ago

Ach, I don't keep up with the gossip. : P