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What experts 100 years ago thought the future would be like

Futurism

Over a hundred years ago, The Ladies’ Home Journal published what then-futurists thought would happen within the next century. Some of them are spot on, some have not happened yet, and some are outright opposite our current situation. What they got right 1. Population of the USA: “There will probably be 350M-500M people in America and its possessions.” 2. Heaters […]

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Governments and the battle against Internet porn

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Some governments and their policies regarding Internet pornography.   Australia The Australian government has abandoned a proposed mandatory nationwide Internet filter banning child pornography, extreme violence, and detailed instructions related to crime, drugs, and terrorism. Instead of the filter, Internet service providers have agreed to block child pornography based on Interpol’s list containing 1,400 Web sites. Anti-censorship advocates welcomed the […]

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Filipino netizens and hackers opposing the oppressive Cybercrime Law bring tears to my eyes

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When the Philippines’ Anti-Cybercrime Law seemingly came out of nowhere last September 12, a lot of Filipino netizens expressed their outrage. Soon enough, even traditional journalists, lawyers, and international groups supported the rally against this law. The law went into effect in October 3, but due to the citizens’ severe reaction towards it, the Supreme Court unanimously agreed in October 9 […]

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What ever happened to that 40 Gigabit/s Internet connection?

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In 2007, 75-year-old Sigbritt Löthberg of Sweden became the object of envy of netizens everywhere for having a 40 Gigabit/s Internet connection at her home. She was new to computers then, and the superfast connection was courtesy of her son Peter Löthberg who was then demonstrating how low-cost, high-speed connections were technically and commercially feasible through the use of a […]

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