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I've been thinking about this lately, and it is concerning. I have been pondering what I would do if the internet went out for an extended period. The world economic forum made a video on this in January and, that scares me. I don't want to get too political or conspiratorial but, a future cyber outage or attack on the internet feels possible. What would you do if that happened? Also, how do you think we can prepare?


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I once read that Wikipedia users have an unofficial agreement that if the internets will ever be at serious risk of shutting down they're gonna start printing out Wikipedia pages en masse.
I think it would be devastating if the interwebs would go down but really, it's inevitable. Some people say that we're living in a digital dark age, because we store all our information on internet clouds and fragile hard drives. In the future information about our time will be scarce.


Don't really feel like getting political either on this but the whole thing behind this "cyber outage" is a staged way for the government to start enforcing internet passports.
The idea is to make it look like another September 11 attack but while there's no plane and no two towers, it's going to be cyber terrorists shutting off the internet by which the government is going to completely overreact once again and give us another "Patriot Act."
Those internet passports are going to contain every single bit of detail of your information pretty much enforcing KYC over the entire internet, and as such tracking your every movement.
If you want you can take a look at this video:


this scares me, i honestly dont know what i can do to stop this. it already is scary as is with the idea of a "vaccine passport"


There is nothing you can do about the state of the world. I used to scare myself shidless reading about CIA conspiracy theories and Hollywood occult rituals. I stopped because there's nothing I can do about it and I have to accept it. The world is more often than not a dark and scary place. Now I try to think about other stuff.


If someone knows a way to stop this nonsense like a poll to vote (irl or otherwise) i'll fucking do it
normalfags wont fuck my internets again
i'll seriously go to a protest just to show numbers

You rolled the number 947398572 (no dubs or higher)


"hi, i'm from the internet and i've come to talk to you about animu"
>sir, this is a wendys
"i know, but the internet is down i don't know who else to talk to"


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imagine sharing pics of cats irl with people, like printing one out and handing them to someone
"look at this one, he is fat" and just walking away

You rolled the number 903704286 (no dubs or higher)


You see two guys standing on a streetcorner a couple of weeks after the internets have gone down and they're just trading cat pics.


You went on /pol/ didn't you
Just stop, it's for your own good


You hear police sirens in the distance, Both men flee as they where caught dealing cat paraphernalia which is illegal.

You rolled the number 272247133 (dubs)


The internet is not really a singular <thing>. It is built is more like a road system, so a worldwide internet outage would be similar to every road crumbling to dust at once. The thing that I can envision triggering something like that is the sun going apeshid and frying all of our electronics. This would be much like an outbreak of concrete & asphalt eating bacteria to relate it back to roads somehow

A cyberattack seems far fetched due to how varied all of the computers on the internet are, and the other possibilities i can think of are EMP's from nuclear war or all of the electricity in the world failing, which are likely much larger problems than the internet going out.
I should get some sleep now


thats true though, if we did get fucked somehow besides EMPs it'd only affect parts of the internet and maybe minor dataloss




We're very lucky to have the internet, even though it will probably play a strong part in humanity's downfall. There's so much stuff on here. I can watch films that are nearly 90 years old and listen to music that's just as old. I can play obscure video games that I wouldn't even know existed without the internet. It's pretty amazing once you reflect on it.


What about internet kill switch?


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its easy to draw conclusions based on the nature of the people in power, terror scenarios like a mass cyber attack. but, the bigger likely hood is positive contingency displacing the evil jws in power


yeah, i think it's less about wiping the internet and taking it down then more about actually gaining control and regulating it.


that is much more realistic, i misunderstood desu


Consent for internet regulations could be manufactured through fake cyber attacks.


very true. something scotland did awhile back is hold voting sessions for a bill but invited specific demographics that they'd know would advocate for what they wanted


^ Yeah, I get puzzled why anons are willingly ignorant of harsh realities. They either dismiss it as /pol/ content or cope. It is blatantly deliberate. The internet can spread ideas that the groups that want to regulate the internet don't like.



>The internet can spread ideas that the groups that want to regulate the internet don't like.
I fully believe that there are organizations out there who have people on payroll that actively spread the organizations views through posts on social media or other platforms and discredit rumors.


Yes, there are tons of subversive people/groups who go around and talk smack or shilling for something. The internet is weaker now because they are not called out. So far 22chan has been able to steer clear of subversive people/groups but there may come a day where we have to be strong.


There was one bread on our /pol/ before it got baleeted. It was some shill white hate bread but anons called that faggot out pretty quickly. When the call comes, we will answer.


Subversive actors on /pol/ are easy to spot. The concern I have is anons won't know how to react to dishonest parties when they aren't so obvious. What behavior do you believe is subversive anon?


I noticed on a regular pornsite that often when you mention certain topics like some conspiracy theories you'll very quickly get a reply undermining your post. Sometimes it's low-quality bullshid like "meds" and nothing else. I once mentioned p-gate on /x/ and I immediately got a reply which passively implied how crazy someone would have to be to believe that. I thought that was pretty creepy, as I figured I probably triggered a keyword. I think certain organizations saw the power imageboards have in spreading information, especially anonymous ones, and they are actively working to subdue this power. This is why a regular pornsite is nothing but buzzwords and arguments now, the place is filled with bots and possibly paid posters who shid up the board in an attempt to ruin any serious discussion and newfags who found the place through screencaps on Instagram are dumb enough to take the bait and engage. I don't think it's far-fetched to believe social media is littered with the same problem, people who are paid to undermine certain posts and shill whatever they're paid to shill. The surface web is much more sinister than it seems.


It's also possible that people are just programmed to knee jerk react to certain things in that way. If you think about it most people have poor awareness of their unconscious mind, and do many things on autopilot. It's like how in windows you have programs running in the background that you're unaware of unless you open task manager. Most people lack admin privileges to their brain, and someone with a good understanding of how the unconscious mind works can easily reprogram a person.

Also think about how powerful the people who own the media are. They have control over the content people are consuming every single day. Consider the phenomena of unconscious social mirroring for instance, human beings will unconsciously mirror the mannerisms and thought processes of other people. I have noticed people do this with TV characters too. And so the people who own the media can create characters that people will unconsciously mirror. Scary.


It is scary. I think films are used to alter the public's perception of reality, films can implement certain ideas into our lives. Subliminal messages are a real thing. The increased acceptance of drugs in film, for instance. Like that scene in the Hobbit where Gandalf offers that squirrel dude a toke of his pipe, and he hits it and gets all mellowed out afterwards. Social mirroring of media is pretty scary when a lot of media has so much insanity injected into it, like all these shows for kids that are full of tranny bullshid.


I agree, but I think this is something that has just existed forever, to some extent. People with power just have the ability to shape our unconscious, for better or worse. When this wasn't done through film and show, it was done through plays and literature. It's rooted deep in our psychology through archetypal mythical figures like the hero. One role of writers is to create archetypes for our unconscious, or to tap into what is already there in our unconscious and put it into art (by expressing the suffering collectively felt by humanity, for instance).

I don't think there is always a sinister motivation behind this. I wouldn't presume Shakespeare wanted to control the populace, and I doubt David Lynch does either. Your example with the catnip pipe is hard to say if that is populace control, or just shallow pandering to what is already popular. I also wouldn't be surprised if many of these people think they're just doing good by putting all these messages into shows (or are possibly just unaware pawns to the people with more power). It's also very likely that there are many different groups competing for power, rather than just one. They would then all have different agendas to push into their shows (and many groups probably think they're just "on the right side" and pushing the "correct" agenda).


You make a good point. There are definitely more than just one group. They all definitely think they're in the right, too.

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