In the past few hundred years the human race has organised itself around the idea that the world is divided into geographical sovereign states. We understand and accept that border guards can search luggage, can seize contraband, and can refuse admittance. Is it reasonable to believe that the international community will treat the Internet any differently?
The new paradigm:
- the cyberspace "frontier" has closed
- state borders apply to the Internet
- the Internet is de-globalizing
What this means for policy makers, business people, and all the rest of us.
If you are new to this blog, try reading these posts:
- BBC makes money using Internet borders
- British Court orders ISP to enforce border
- Apple confirms that MY cloud is in the USA
- Payment refused based on where I am
- The Inherently International Fallacy
- Birth of "Me Web" leads to "We Web" (paradox: the web's potential for infinite variety could re-inforce existing geographic community identities)