A Declaration of the Independence Of Cyberspace

A Declaration of the Independence Of Cyberspace

By Bragato18 | Bragato18 | 1 Aug 2020

Today I was browsing aimlessly through cyberspace and came across the following quote:

Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather.

My first thought was that would look good on a t-shirt. 

I wanted to know more.

Turns out it was the opening paragraph in what was 16 short paragraphs of  A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace 


It was written by John Perry Barlow in 1996, primarily in response to the passing into law of the Telecommunications Act 1996 in the United States. It was published online on February 08, 1996. John Perry Barlow was a founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and had already written extensively on the Internet and its social and legal phenomena.

24 Years Later

Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

You have to admire John Perry Barlow's optimism in a time when the internet was fairly new and held so much promise. 

In 2004 when John Perry Barlow reflected on his 1990s work. His response was that

we all get older and smarter

Will we be saying the same thing about Bitcoin after 24 years?

The End



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