Just put a picture of a generic human. "Humans only" all Grey's, reptilians, and other interplanetary species need to go out behind the dumpster. ;)
The debate about "non human" bathroom use coming soon, I'm sure!
That's racist and I won't stand for it. ;) Wouldn't singling out "Grey's, Reptilians, and other Interplanetary Species" be just as bigoted and backward as the current discussion? One day, perhaps, this bathroom argument will be held again, but concerning the above vs the below - if you catch my drift.
Once technology enables us to airdrop low cost machines to purify water and once we harness solar power for everybody on earth (or however it will be achieved), the gap will be shortened considerably and I am optimistic that this will happen sooner than later. Technology is in our hands now.
It's up to us, for every douchebag in power that is trying to hold us back, there are hundreds if not thousands of people that can and must fight back. For the first time ever, we actually can. Thank you science.
This, I feel, is true to some extent. The issue is the controls put in place to prevent such ubiquitous proliferation of anything. The only reason someone "in power" stays in power is through the control of *some* resource that others want or need. The Internet is a great place, lots of transparency, lots of learning opportunities, sure; BUT, what is it built upon? What about the devices that are used to access said hub of ultimate knowledge? Who manufactures them?
The point I'm trying to make is that money controls all of this, which is just another resource that is regulated. The only way to true freedom is the proliferation of the very resources that are being controlled. Why do you think the USA has fought all those wars in the middle east? Cause we like sand? Cause we want to spread democracy? lol - nerp, oil. Money. Resources. Power. Control.
So while on the surface I can agree, digging deeper makes me question the ultimate feasibility of your proposal to freedom because the vary things you discuss are controlled by corporations that may or may not be state or government regulated, and all depend on the flow of money to be present in the first place. If ISP's stopped providing service, or worse yet, were regulated like they are in China, what data do you think you could access? What is the mega-corps that produce your iPhone, iPad, and laptop stopped making or heavily regulated the proliferation of those devices? If any one link in the chain that allows you access to this wealth of knowledge changes or goes away, we're all going to be in just as much trouble as the poor dirt clad 3rd-world countries are now.
It's all just a giant balancing act and co-sharing of power and money and control over all the resources that we citizens take for granted, and we're only one major disaster away from ripping that entire infrastructure to shreds. Not only that, but if you can't pay you can't play.
Generally, the transparency thing is great. Panama Papers anyone? Snowden leaks? It's making it difficult to be so outwardly dishonest and corrupt, but that's not going to make it go away - they'll just learn how to better manage things and just like the criminal world they will figure out a way to get around the controls that they're mostly involved with regulating in the first place. It's only a matter of time.