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5. Tom Loosemore on the internet: Distributed Genius

One of the internet's key thinkers, Tom Loosemore, pays homage to the brilliance of the founders of the net and warns against damaging the fragile ecosystem they created.


Responses from festival-goers

Vox pops

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Free Thinking 07 Event Poll 05

Is the free and open internet endangered?

  1. Yes
    16 votes
    (80%)
  2. No
    3 votes
    (15%)
  3. Don't know
    1 votes
    (5%)

Total votes: 20

Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion

Your thoughts

Malcolm Southampton
The great thing about the internet is that while the political puppet masters behind the scenes can and do shut down sites that draw untoward attention to their machinations such revelations do get into circulation and create public awarenes. The problem for the masters is that the political and economic business world of today is totally reliant on the web to further wealth creation. Thus the open internet as we know it is not endangered.

A festival of ideas in Liverpool 9-11Nov 07, on radio and online.



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