Good and evil wrapped in one easy install

June 21, 2012

It does not cease to amaze me, the legal and illegal, the overt and covert, the private and governmental abuse and manipulation the ordinary internet user is exposed to every time he makes use of the internet.

Every time you point your cursor at the web the web points a myriad of cursors towards you.

You hear and read about it, you feel it and see it, how they invade your hard drive, your browser and your operating system. You look at the surface of your desktop but beneath it, today, nothing is what it was six months ago …and you did nothing or little to create those changes.

Your system and programs morph as they are automatically updated; stuff is added and your computer made into a crystal for the interested to observe and learn. You are often the last to know or never will. Data is imported and exported to and from your personal computer without your consent. Many out there know you better than you do yourself.

You toy with virtual walls, antivirus and malware programs and hope for the best while the worst in bait and hook tactics and wolves dressed as your grandmother,  seems still to come.

No wonder that governments arm themselves with geeks and nerds, moral an immoral,  for an internet war; defense and attack. On a private level you can fiddle with your water pistol

The mythical tree of knowledge of good and evil has a real life competitor in the world wide web

Illustration – no download will follow

– Waiting –

FireShot screen capture

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4 Responses to “Good and evil wrapped in one easy install”

  1. ppaezf said

    Dicipline and Punish

  2. exuvia said

    That is what totalitarian governments do; ideas expressed on the internet are punished in order to discipline the thought of the individual and make her/him conform.

  3. Richard said

    What is so worrying is the unavoidability of the internet, exuvia, to conduct any kind of business or mix with those you wish to mix with.The only alternative is to become a relative recluse.

    There might be some merit if there were some overall increase in ease and efficiency of dealing, but the reverse is the case. More time is wasted and we all have to conform to the way the software requires us to think.

    • exuvia said

      “the way the software requires us to think”

      Computer games are won by adapting ones brain to what pleases the game. The reward you feel you get makes it a classic example of conditioning. Throw that dolphin a fish!

      You do to get ahead. You are good at it when you have mastered the requirements. Congratulations, you are now a brain pleasing a programmer. You have become what it needs.

      http://www.a love and hate relationship it is.com

      Another scan:
      33 tracking cookies… I can´t even read the ingredients in those cookies… I don´t eat eggs

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