ISP's confirm '2012: The Year The Internet Ends'

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  1. tsice19 macrumors 6502a

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    This is insane. I can't fathom this happening.... I just can't.
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I'm not sure how a couple of ISPs in Canada (?) can confirm what is going to happen on a global basis. I'd like to hear more on this.
     
  3. tsice19 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Same.

    But, IMHO, if one ISP doesn't hop on board, then wouldn't the whole system die?

    I would hope this doesn't happen...
     
  4. Voidness macrumors 6502a

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    If it somehow happens in Canada, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll happen in other countries. I highly doubt it'll happen anyway.
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    this is what they would like. but that doesn't mean it is going to happen.
     
  6. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

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    It seems to me this would only work if there was only one ISP available. Otherwise the other ISP's would target customers who want the whole internet. Maybe the government could pass laws saying non-approved sites are dangerous or something...as long as no one sues for censorship.

    I'm sure some ISP's would absolutely love this model. I just things there's too many obstacles to it actually happening.
     
  7. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Well then, we will just have to make the bottom-liners sit up and take notice.

    How about torching some of their sub-stations, and driving their costs through the roof??
     
  8. calculus Guest

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    Well, the internet was nice while it lasted but I am a tad bored with it now...
     
  9. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    Count me in...;)
     
  10. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    HEY, I came late to the party, and I ain't done yet. :p
     
  11. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    That's right. Screw them; we'll start our own.:p
     
  12. Cybix macrumors 6502a

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    what a crock of ****.

    and yesterday I was reading about how Cern have created 'the grid' which will be "the next internet". where you can download a feature length film in "a few seconds"...etc.

    *yawn*
     
  13. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    A friend said something to me about that about a month ago. I meant to look into it, but never did. That's how much it meant to me.
     
  14. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Not unlike concept cars at an auto show.

    Take with liberal amounts of salt.
     
  15. rorycornell macrumors newbie

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    lets start a revolution

    It is the end of freedom as we know it lets start a boycott against these people
    lets start a revolution :apple::apple::apple::mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  16. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Jefferson Airplane

    Volunteers

    Look whats happening out in the streets
    Got a revolution got to revolution

    Hey Im dancing down the streets
    Got a revolution got to revolution

    Aint it amazing all the people I meet
    Got a revolution got to revolution

    One generation got old
    One generation got soul
    This generation got no destination to hold
    Pick up the cry
    Hey now its time for you and me
    Got a revolution got to revolution

    Come on now were marching to the sea
    Got a revolution got to revolution

    Who will take it from you
    We will and who are we
    We are volunteers of america
     
  17. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    by 2010 i would expect the first independent isp's with satellite coverage. :cool:

    what a bs. that story is crap. they just want to hype their stock price.

    just remember how the music industry took control of their content:rolleyes:

    the isp's will be about as successful in controlling the web.
     
  18. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Google will flip a **** before they let this happen.
     
  19. millar876 macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't AOL used to be like that ages ago when it first started. You could hang arround all the AOL sites and do IM and email, but if you wanted to access the whole of the inter-ma-web you needed to shell out for a higher package. Well this info is gleamed from adverbs I remember from when I was about 13 when the AOL lady said "with aol you can now surf the whole of the Internet at no extra cost"
     
  20. killr_b macrumors 6502a

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    Wow is this so NOT new.

    It's called internet 2. The telecom companies have been working on it for a while now.

    Some of the points made so far:

    AOL and Yahoo want to have customers pay for credits for how many emails a user can make/ receive in order to combat spam. Bill Gates here

    You will need FCC permission (I live in the US so I don't know about anyone else's gov.) to start a website, and then the content will be subject to censorship like television is now.

    It will be so fast (over 20 mb/sec downloads) you'll be able to watch movies over it. And since it's the same price, you'll WANT to switch! lol
    Then they will stop upgrading and servicing internet 1 hubs until the infrastructure becomes useless.

    The multi-tiered internet, where companies with a lot of money will get top spots on search engines and faster connections to customers, while small sites will be relegated to "snail lanes."

    More secure. Yes, won't it be nice to know that the Pentagon is making sure all of your emails are safe and censored and all of your online purchases are checked on and reported to the IRS.
    Post 9-11 security is such a scam.

    According to the RIAA and the US government, we are all criminals.
    The RIAA put forward the argument that by making a file available that you don't have a copyright for, you are breaking the law. But according to that argument (that the congress seemed to like a lot and are now reviewing laws around this idea) by linking to CNN.com Macrumors is in violation of copyright law because they don't own the rights to any of the things on their hompage and by linking to it we made it available.

    ISP want to have "secured logins" to access the net. By which they want a USB fingerprint dongle to let you access the net.

    "Deep Packet Inspection" -there's no 4th on the net.
    Internet technology giant Cisco urges these companies to "meter individual subscriber usage by application," as individuals' online travels are "tracked" and "integrated with billing systems." Such tracking and billing is made possible because they will know "the identity and profile of the individual subscriber," "what the subscriber is doing" and "where the subscriber resides."



    Sorry I don't have links for everything, but as you can see by the date of the Bill Gates article in 2004, we've been talking about this for quite a while.
     
  21. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Yep...

    Control of information by restrictions such as these will be the precursor to the next great war. Not tomorrow, but it will happen.

    Mark my words.

    "You say you'll change the constitution
    Well, you know
    We all want to change your head
    You tell me it's the institution
    Well, you know
    You better free you mind instead"
     
  22. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    No, it would be like MacRumors stealing code from CNN's website and openly distributing it on their servers, which is clearly illegal. "Making a file available" is to say "distributing" or "hosting" not giving directions.
     
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  24. saxman macrumors 6502

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    Maybe they have some Mayans on staff there. The Mayan calendar ends on December 12, 2012
     

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