We all have some great expectations about technology and what’s in store for us around the next corner. Producers count on our reliable gullibility and feed us daydreams and half-truths which run counter to the positive experience whole-truths might bring on. Regardless of what we hear, we can control what we know since technology isn’t some spiritual totem animal that needs a prophet to interpret. In this episode, 5G – what it is and what it isn’t and also, “Broadband,” what it is and what it isn’t. There’s not alot of gray! What we expect should be nothing less than what these things are – and at their best, there are some interesting truths to swallow.
With the Internet behind so much access to infrastructure and anyone able to access anything given the right credentials, isn’t it time to not just issue new passwords but also consider accountability through issuing licenses? History already shows this can be effective with some citizen right-mindedness in place. With one person’s mistakes affecting dozens of other people, should we make rules? We already have special licenses for driving special vehicles and using reserved communications. What’s the alternative? An episode with big but pointed questions about security and responsibility.
Back to a long form on this visit to three bears in the news. The California State flag is mostly the unmistakable image of a bear; also appearing is a star and some words, but it’s the bears in the news that caught my attention and after an unpublished episode about the passions stirred by US Senate hearings last week, I thought it best to nab that energy and direct it here, to Net Neutrality since California just passed SB 822. Other bears include Tim Berners-Lee and Russia in the classic sense, as the bear who played with our power grid infrastructure. We cover some good ground!
We take the sad song of people losing faith in business entities these last few days and try to turn a corner; an empowering corner. The weekend brought into fine focus the injustices upon people, consumers and first-responders! We certainly play ball with the Verizon vs firemen story about throttling but twist it in a way that I hope will get you inspired to stop and think and act and promote more thinking or action per Snakebite’s preferred method!
Can we get a groundswell, people? The cafe here has some very revolutionary contemporaries in Europe who do what we used to “did.” They get rowdy when something’s wrong. Did we get sold the busy dream and lose the time it takes to organize ourselves to protest effectively against the time that’s taken from us?
Not even the thrill of an inaugural podcast could dampen the professional writing of articles I turned to in this episode to support the underlying theme of Snakebite Cafe – people gotta know. You can know and do nothing or you can know and just do for yourself but the main way to know would be for the news media to wise up and remember that tech life is now human life; it belongs prominently in human interest stories, not stuck in geek corners and treated as pariah behavior.