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Witted  ·  2180 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why I Fear 1GB/second Internet

I exactly thought of Fahrenheit when reading the first sentence. In the story there is a really good image involving the zipper. Since the zipper takes less time to close than buttons take, there is those few seconds less EVERY time you zip/unzip a sweater that could be used for thought and formulating your own opinion. This is something I personally fear. Due to lack of time for thinking, people will be more easily manipulated by the media and anyone (with the patience) willing to take advantage of the people in the downtime-less society.

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  2179 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Exactly. And is there really a need for faster internet? I'm completely content with the current speed, and I don't even pay for the fastest. Discontent abounds. I'm glad I'm not the only skeptical one.