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Farid HUMBLOT

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Should the internet be a fundamental right?

80 % people around the world believe that internet access is a fundamental right.
The revolution in Egypt shows that internet (in that case mostly Twitter) is the tool to enhance ideas. TED.com is another example of that.
But as the same time people around the world do not have access to this magnificent and even if they have, it is under surveillance.
In we look at the Egyptian revolution, you will that the impact and the spread of the idea of 'we can change our country' came from the internet. Twitter was not only a logistic tool but also a powerful spreading tool.
Mass media follow the revolution on Twitter.
So my question is 'should the internet be a fundamental right?'
And if it is how do we define it?

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    Mar 6 2011: When in doubt, apply the Golden Rule. Ask yourself..."Self...if I didn't have internet access, how would I feel." Ask folks in countries who are being bullied and controlled in their internet access, "would you like more freedom in your internet access?". You will quickly see that the LARGE majority of humans want unfettered internet access. Case closed. The next question is who is going to pay for it? The answer, we all should. Then, the next questions is, who should govern it? The answer is we all should govern via peer review and input. Support "Free space technology" for the internet and we won't be having this discussion. Google: "Free Space Technology Robert Haussmann". Self governing is key!

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