This week what really caught my interest and that also provoked me was how the idea of the internet and its first form of “life” was invented. James Curran in his book Misunderstanding the Internet, in one of his chapter he talks about the history of the internet. I was surprised to find out more about how the internet development was a result of The Cold War being used as a defense weapon against the Russians, and I thought about it, and came to the conclusion that the result of the internet as a weapon was a fast development and a creative one as well finding different methods to defend and deceive the Russians, that was pressured by the war and the competition of the opponent.
Relating this to modern times, it gives a better perspective on what James Curran referred to as a “chronicle of contradiction”. In the past few months with all the tragic events that are going around in the world I could not help observing that in some way the internet has become again a weapon, in which ISIS recruits people to join their aggressive cause. Do you think that the internet is and will remain in the future one of the weapons that will be used in wars? And should there be more limitations on the use of internet?