2021 — No Open Internet

It is year 2021, the internet has been in widespread use for over twenty years. There is still no public discussion forum.

It would be nice if there were open public discussion about a diverse range of topics from across the globe.

But what if people disagreed or said hurtful things? Would it be too much a burden to bear? Do we now thank Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Vijaya Gadde, Sundar Pinchai, and the tech oligarchy preventing us from the unpleasant feelings unmoderated public discussion can cause?

If the internet is taken over by social media platforms that censor and ban offensive users and content, is it really for the better?

Today’s pondering: How can I modify my UTK far infrared heating pad to stay on for more than five hours? I can ask that question here, on this blog, where the right person who has the answer surely won’t see it.

It would be nice if there were an open public discussion forum.

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