Net neutrality has recently been a hot topic – for very valid reasons. Internet users in the United States are at a risk of losing it and many are understandably furious about it.
What is net neutrality anyway and why is it such a big deal these days? Read on and we’ll give you more details about it plus we’ll share with you a thought-provoking comic made by a talented illustrator.
The government wants to turn the internet into a profit-driven product.
A post by Ranker tells us that there are two main factors when it comes to learning about net neutrality.
“First, granting access to information based an individual or business’ ability to pay — which is the goal of the FCC and others against net neutrality — is a way to keep poor and working-class folks in a vicious cycle of poverty, cutting them off from information, education, and, in a way, liberation.”
The article continued:
“Second, the loss of net neutrality would mean that a handful of internet service providers (ISPs) and their preferred corporate clients are legally allowed to skim a massive profit off those individuals and businesses who are able to pay for higher levels of service.”
This means that things we normally enjoy on the internet such as using social media or sending emails could possibly become “expensive, slow and even impossible,” Ranker wrote.
Now check out how one College Humor artist named Karina Farek described what would eventually happen if we ever lose net neutrality in the future.
The internet as we know it will never be the same without net neutrality.
Internet Service Providers will have the ability to slow your internet down anytime.
Basically, “you get what you pay for” will be the rule of the day.
Because loss of net neutrality means losing the privilege of using the internet freely.
The scenario will likely cost you more for less.
And that’s definitely not a good thing!
More or less, there will be fast and slow lanes for internet users when that happens. Those in the fast lane are, of course, those who willingly pay for premium services. Meanwhile, the rest of us will have to settle with what our pockets can afford.
What do you think about this, netizens?
Sound off in the comment section below!
77-Year-Old Japanese Artist ‘Paints’ Breathtaking Landscapes Using Microsoft Excel
What an incredible man!
The Japanese are known for their many admirable traits. They are highly disciplined, innovative, patient, and resourceful. One Japanese artist embodies all these characteristics. His name is Tatsuo Horiuchi.
The 77-year-old visual artist has gained fame for his unique artistic creations. His impressive landscape 'paintings' were produced using a rather novel technique - Microsoft Excel.
Horiuchi started painting with Excel because of his frugality.
Christmas Tree Brows Are Now a Trend, and Here’s How They Do It
Who needs a Christmas Tree when you got brows?
We are only a few days away from Christmas and people have already started shopping stuff together with their families. Heck, some of us have even started wrapping gifts already. Indeed, it is the season of giving, and most of us are ready to celebrate it!
Apparently though, someone is celebrating the Yuletide season in a very unique way. This girl is, in fact, starting a new trend called the Christmas Tree brow.
Oh, yes, you read that right. It is all about decorating your brow in the most Christmas way possible. Actually, it is pretty straightforward. Just design your brow like a, well, Christmas Tree. This is thanks to Canadian beauty guru named “taytay_xx," a beauty blogger who acquired a huge following on social media....
Belgian Artist Gets Stuck Chained To a Marble Block , Rescued 19 Days After
The artist does not see this as a failure.
Belgian artist Mikes Poppe initially planned to free himself from the chains attached to a giant block of marble - a feat that was supposed to show people the “burden of history” that artists cannot get away from. However, his plan somehow "failed" as Poppe had to be rescued and cut loose after 19 days.
Poppe had to endure 438 hours of the performance. He slept, ate, washed and drew while he was chained. He’d worked to chisel himself free from the stone but eventually, he realized “it’s not possible.”