I have evolved to the point where I think John Perry Barlow's A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace is total quackery.

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@GeoffWozniak It was idealism which ignored the massive vested interest nation-states have in being the sole source of power. Gibson's corporation-states are similarly delusional, just dystopian—Disney can operate private security or capture wifi, but if they step out of DisneyLand they're just guys and the LAPD or Army will fuck them up.

And it's even worse in China, etc, where there's no human rights ideology in their gov't.

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