Thursday, October 27, 2005

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace : "A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace
by John Perry Barlow


Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather.
We have no elected government, nor are we likely to have one, so I address you with no greater authority than that with which liberty itself always speaks. I declare the global social space we are building to be naturally independent of the tyrannies you seek to impose on us. You have no moral right to rule us nor do you possess any methods of enforcement we have true reason to fear.
Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. You have neither solicited nor received ours. We did not invite you. You do not know us, nor do you know our world. Cyberspace does not lie within your borders. Do not think that you can build it, as though it were a public construction project. You cannot. It is an act of nature and it grows itself through our collective actions.
You have not engaged in our great and gathering conversation, nor did you create the wealth of our marketplaces. You do not know our culture, our ethics, or the unwritten codes that already provide our society more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions."

Read the whole declaration by clicking the link above.

anarchy in its finest form!!!

4 comments:

The Celestial Vision said...

Dude....

Get laid.

Mike of the North said...

Such an intellegent response, from a writer yet.

Ah, american prose has so much to look forward to with wit such as this waiting in the wings.

Ariana said...

Yes... Canada will rule America soon...

but for the record- you really do need to get out more.

I mean, dude.

I'm going out with friends tonight, I don't have a boyfriend. I'm probably going to go watch a crappy ass play with one of my more intellectual friends but it won't matter. Because I have them.

What's going on in your life lately.

"A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace"?

O_o

uh...huh....

Celeste, it's a lost cause honey...

BTW- did you ever get ahold of J concerning the movie details?

I thought he was going to be online tonight but one thing led to another- then there's the time zones and UGH!!!

Email me later kk?

Mike of the North said...
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