Grateful Dead sighting in der Presse

Daniel/DD, Sonntag, 17. Mai 2020, 13:19 (vor 332 Tagen)

Kleine freundliche Erwähnung im Spiegel-Heft, Titelthema 'Cyberbunker' (Darknet usw.):

Als die Nutzung des Internets dank der ersten Browser Anfang der Neunzigerjahre zum Massenphänomen wurde, begriffen es viele Pioniere als verheißungsvollen Freiheitsraum, einen grenzenlosen neuen Kontinent voller unendlicher Möglichkeiten.Niemand hat diesen Gedanken so klar formuliert wie John Perry Barlow, einst Texter der Band Grateful Dead, der beim Davoser Weltwirtschaftsforum 1996 sagte:»Regierungen der industriellen Welt, ihr müden Riesen aus Fleisch und Stahl, ich komme aus dem Cyberspace, dem neuen Zuhause des Geistes.«

Grateful Dead sighting in der Presse

cali, Dienstag, 19. Mai 2020, 13:24 (vor 330 Tagen) @ Daniel/DD

... mehr dazu unterängigkeitserklärung_des_Cyberspace

Und hier der Originaltext des Cyber-Manifestes von 1996:

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

It is error alone which needs the support of
government. Truth can stand by itself.
— Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia

Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants
of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home
of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to
leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have
no sovereignty where we gather.
We have no elected government, nor are we likely to
have one, so I address you with no greater authority than
that with which liberty itself always speaks. I declare the
global social space we are building to be naturally independent
of the tyrannies you seek to impose on us. You
have no moral right to rule us nor do you possess any methods
of enforcement we have true reason to fear.
Governments derive their just powers from the consent
of the governed. You have neither solicited nor received
ours. We did not invite you. You do not know us, nor do
you know our world. Cyberspace does not lie within your
borders. Do not think that you can build it, as though it
were a public construction project. You cannot. It is an act
of nature and it grows itself through our collective actions.
You have not engaged in our great and gathering
conversation, nor did you create the wealth of our marketplaces.
You do not know our culture, our ethics, or the
unwritten codes that already provide our society more order
than could be obtained by any of your impositions.
You claim there are problems among us that you need
to solve. You use this claim as an excuse to invade our
precincts.Many of these problems don’t exist.Where there
are real conflicts, where there are wrongs, we will identify
them and address them by our means. We are forming our
own Social Contract . This governance will arise according
to the conditions of our world, not yours. Our world is
Cyberspace consists of transactions, relationships, and
thought itself, arrayed like a standing wave in the web of
our communications. Ours is a world that is both everywhere
and nowhere, but it is not where bodies live.
We are creating a world that all may enter without privilege
or prejudice accorded by race, economic power, military
force, or station of birth.
We are creating a world where anyone, anywhere may
express his or her beliefs, no matter how singular, without
fear of being coerced into silence or conformity.
Your legal concepts of property, expression, identity,
movement, and context do not apply to us. They are based
on matter, There is no matter here.
Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you, we cannot
obtain order by physical coercion. We believe that
from ethics, enlightened self-interest, and the commonweal,
our governance will emerge . Our identities may be
distributed across many of your jurisdictions. The only law
that all our constituent cultures would generally recognize
is the Golden Rule. We hope we will be able to build our
particular solutions on that basis. But we cannot accept
the solutions you are attempting to impose.

In the United States, you have today created a law, the
Telecommunications Reform Act, which repudiates your
own Constitution and insults the dreams of Jefferson,
Washington, Mill, Madison, DeToqueville, and Brandeis.
These dreams must now be born anew in us.
You are terrified of your own children, since they are
natives in a world where you will always be immigrants.
Because you fear them, you entrust your bureaucracies
with the parental responsibilities you are too cowardly to
confront yourselves. In our world, all the sentiments and
expressions of humanity, from the debasing to the angelic,
are parts of a seamless whole, the global conversation of
bits. We cannot separate the air that chokes from the air
upon which wings beat.
In China, Germany, France, Russia, Singapore, Italy and
the United States, you are trying to ward off the virus of
liberty by erecting guard posts at the frontiers of Cyberspace.
These may keep out the contagion for a small time,
but they will not work in a world that will soon be blanketed
in bit-bearing media.
Your increasingly obsolete information industries would
perpetuate themselves by proposing laws, in America and
elsewhere, that claim to own speech itself throughout the
world. These laws would declare ideas to be another industrial
product, no more noble than pig iron. In our
world, whatever the human mind may create can be reproduced
and distributed infinitely at no cost. The global
conveyance of thought no longer requires your factories
to accomplish.
These increasingly hostile and colonial measures place
us in the same position as those previous lovers of freedom
and self-determination who had to reject the authorities of
distant, uninformed powers. We must declare our virtual
selves immune to your sovereignty, even as we continue
to consent to your rule over our bodies. We will spread
ourselves across the Planet so that no one can arrest our
We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace.
May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments
have made before.

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