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The Nation of the Internet
« on: January 15, 2009, 12:34:48 PM »
Should the Internet be considered a country in its own right?

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Re: The Nation of the Internet
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2009, 01:27:52 PM »
I'm going to say no.

It should be considered an ideal or a medium though.

Like poetry.

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Re: The Nation of the Internet
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009, 12:01:11 PM »
Hmm, it does fulfill most of the requirements of a country...
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Re: The Nation of the Internet
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2009, 04:12:40 PM »
Hmm, it does fulfill most of the requirements of a country...

Meaning...?
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Re: The Nation of the Internet
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2009, 04:29:49 PM »
Hmm, it does fulfill most of the requirements of a country...

Meaning...?
A population consisting of mostly illiterate, idiotic douchebags and a few sane people in between, plus a government that, if existent, is as stupid as the majority of the people it rules over?
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Re: The Nation of the Internet
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2009, 05:02:17 PM »
Has an official language too. klol

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Re: The Nation of the Internet
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2009, 06:42:32 PM »
I think that the internet should be a corporation, and we should be able to sue it to remove things, but the courtroom should take the form of an internet argument, with anyone allowed to jump in from any angle. It might eliminate some of the CP and bestiality. After years of arguing.

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Re: The Nation of the Internet
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2009, 06:54:33 PM »
Has an official language too. klol
And with WoW farmers and the porn industry, it even has a GDP!

Also, I think the evidence presented in those arguments would scare off the righteous minded but weak willed. Leaving the rest possibly outnumbered.
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Re: The Nation of the Internet
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2009, 06:31:10 PM »
The internet is no more a country than the phone network, post office, or the road/railroad/shipping/trade networks.
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Re: The Nation of the Internet
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2009, 08:01:38 PM »
its more akin to the US / EU / UAE than it is it a traditional countrylike france / spain / brazil...

i think a better criteria for 'country' is the ability to defend its self and purse 'national' goals.

forums / games / social sites basically meet these criteria.

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Re: The Nation of the Internet
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2009, 08:15:33 PM »
If I were a citizen of the Netnation would I have to have a green card to work in the US as a resident alien? Would Internet access be an inalienable right? Extradition charges? Netnation tax shelters? Representation in the UN (so we can lobby to abolish it)?

Already most of America's government's worth is owned by other nations in the form of debt. Is it that different for the Netnation's government to be dependant on servers and fat pipes?

Netnation's seal is Saint Isidore with a laptop, "Multum in parvo" written above his head, "Clamor undisonus" written below his feet.

The borderless country in between.  Hmm...
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Re: The Nation of the Internet
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2009, 08:51:19 PM »
The internet: the one actual, effective example of world domination.

It spans the whole world, it affects the lives of nearly every living thing on the planet, and it is controlled by evil corporations called Internet Service Providers that generally makes us miserable.

I don't think Dr. Evil could do it better.
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Re: The Nation of the Internet
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2009, 09:12:32 PM »
The internet: the one actual, effective example of world domination.

It spans the whole world, it affects the lives of nearly every living thing on the planet, and it is controlled by evil corporations called Internet Service Providers that generally makes us miserable.

I don't think Dr. Evil could do it better.

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Re: The Nation of the Internet
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2009, 11:47:29 PM »
The internet: the one actual, effective example of world domination.

It spans the whole world, it affects the lives of nearly every living thing on the planet, and it is controlled by evil corporations called Internet Service Providers that generally makes us miserable.

I don't think Dr. Evil could do it better.

Needs more midgets.
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Re: The Nation of the Internet
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2009, 12:04:41 AM »
I'm pretty sure we have plenty of those.
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Re: The Nation of the Internet
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2009, 01:28:13 AM »
WHY THE FUCK ARE PEOPLE POSTING THIS SHIT IN A FUCKING GAMING FORUM?!?!?!
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Re: The Nation of the Internet
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2009, 01:34:48 AM »
WHY THE FUCK ARE PEOPLE POSTING THIS SHIT IN A FUCKING GAMING FORUM?!?!?!
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Re: The Nation of the Internet
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2009, 01:41:28 AM »
WHY THE FUCK ARE PEOPLE POSTING THIS SHIT IN A FUCKING GAMING FORUM?!?!?!
WHY DO YOU CARE?!?!!!!111!!?
AND WHY DIDN'T ANYONE GIVE ME SOMETHING TO YELL ABOUT?

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Re: The Nation of the Internet
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2009, 04:00:16 AM »
WHY THE FUCK ARE PEOPLE POSTING THIS SHIT IN A FUCKING GAMING FORUM?!?!?!
WHY DO YOU CARE?!?!!!!111!!?
AND WHY DIDN'T ANYONE GIVE ME SOMETHING TO YELL ABOUT?
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Re: The Nation of the Internet
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2009, 04:04:41 AM »
WHY THE FUCK ARE PEOPLE POSTING THIS SHIT IN A FUCKING GAMING FORUM?!?!?!
WHY DO YOU CARE?!?!!!!111!!?
AND WHY DIDN'T ANYONE GIVE ME SOMETHING TO YELL ABOUT?
QUOTAMID MONKEYS!!!!!!111111!ELEVEN!
WAIT DID I JUST QUOTE YOU AGAIN!!?!?!???!???!?
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