It was with mixed feelings that cinema allowed a part of itself to bloom as multi-media. No doubt the visual excellence of the older medium could never be translated to new, ordinarily restricted to a small screen of monitor or wall television, but it gained momentously over the parent due to its mode of delivery and interactivity.
Today, a smart phone allows you to create, distribute and consume multi-media, sometimes with fingers and thumb of hand that holds it in the palm. Sill, it is wired; dependent: on the net-work grid that can always be monitored and turned off. Thirteen nations of the world control the internet, so the citizens can access only the filtered content. Recent revolution in Arabian countries has not helped in state-paranoia around the word.
So here comes a public acceptance of “Internet in a Suitcase”.
We can all walk with our head in clouds. No longer does the citizen have to depend on broad-band services regulated by a ‘watchful government’; he can always use ‘Cloud-media’ instead. It consists of hardware components which can be easily assembled to deliver wireless service.
Is there anything ominous about such an innocent technology? Nothing, save it is designed for one purpose alone – empower legitimately protesting citizens to maintain crucial communications. In other words, it is a strategic weapon to ease out governments not supporting the ideals of democracy.
"We see more and more people around the globe using the Internet, mobile phones and other technologies to make their voices heard as they protest against injustice and seek to realize their aspirations," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was quoted as saying by the NewYork Times."There is a historic opportunity to effect positive change, change America supports. So we’re focused on helping them do that, on helping them talk to each other, to their communities, to their governments and to the world."
War has been the leader in advance of technology. For the first time in human history, the research in technology has been directed by something other than war; it is Video games that have effected the current technological progress. Almost as recognition of the true value of berated, denounced piece of human activity comes the U.S. Supreme court decision upheld video-games as form of expression of creativity and ideas and even social messages. If dissent in another nation is supported by a country, the same facility can be provided by that nation to citizens of this country. The alternate/ parallel broadband points to the fact that equal access to ungoverned/ unmonitored broadband is people’s right.