As content creators, small, big and devils create content and publish like shower of flames emitting from the mouth of fire monsters, regulators WILL evolve and become more powerful like the formation of the government, during the beginning of modern era. Regulations are important to begin with. But as the freeways in many parts were left open for speed, the internet must also open up. Net neutrality must not be the only one. Provisioning of content must also be opened up much more heavily along with net neutrality. But, no common man or individual through writings or through propaganda can bring regulations to content publishing in the modern digital age where internet content dominates and more than 40% of knowledge and information sharing is kick started through sharing of internet content.
What can be done?
Crappy content, favored content, sponsored content and non-organic content in the form of information or favorably termed as informacial or rarest of rarest content or even unique tasks being performed as absolutely useless will proliferate internet. Such tasks can be anywhere from eating an era old bread to elephant wearing loose trousers and girls standing in the rain with no clothes which to a greater extent is already been shown. Societies will slowly start enjoying such useless content and will believe in sham as real. These type of social behaviors will transform an intellectual society into a nothing but useless hollow society which will shy away from risks and seclude into themselves. Selfishness and lethargy will be the driving force and innovation will subside to nothing, creating an stagnated world.
Content provisioning through customized filtering to certain regions or geographical filtering or even personalization, which is the new name, if measures not taken, can lead one to confine individuals within those societies to limitations with human thoughts. Isn’t “human mind a terrible thing to waste ?” Regulations come in many different ways. Messages through philosophical or godly messages told to the common man becomes useful rather than enforcement based on punishments and consequences alone. While those must exist, the latter can be useful. Regulations or simply governance are ONLY to set and pave the way to a better society, may what it be. Therefore, let there be regulations on any type of content provisioning. Today, this can be easy. In order to control the mass, let there be control on the giant enterprises and these enterprises ill enforce regulations on the mass which uses the tools of the enterprises to publish content. Yes, openness is the ONLY way to have a free world. A ten commandments, or even less, that considers the global nature of the internet where even net neutrality is taken into perspectives and evaluated, will help. Let net neutrality not talk about access privileges in terms of speed of access ALONE, but also take into consideration, “visibility of content” to common man.
May you see what you want to read, and write what others need to see. ~Sunny Menon