I know this post will rub some fur the wrong way, but the fact is that the internet is a product of the Military Industrial Complex. Yes, war is evil, but good things can arise out of it. May be this is where the phrase "Order out of Chaos" arose. Was it Shiva that debated with Arjuna about the virtues and evils of war in the Upanishads? Fuck war and its evils, but I will accepts its up side, which the internet and GPS are a big part of.
The internet has given us the gift of access to knowledge and thus enlightenment. The word Apocalypse mean to "reveal hidden knowledge". Apocalypse is an experience that has happened to many individuals in the past. The internet is allowing this to happen on a mass scale. The internet is a elevating the collective consciousness of humanity.
I know that war and the quest for Empire and military control cause much suffering. The last 6000 years of human history shows that war and empire building are part of the human condition. I am an idealist and would like to see an end to war. I would like to see a New World Order, in which all Nations of the World live in Peace and mutual prosperity. Information, education, knowledge, gnosis, initiation, enlightenment and apocalypse are being given to humanity out of the Chaos of war and blood shed. Talk about a Duality, this is the ultimate.
DARPA was created in 1958 as the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). It was created by President Eisenhower as a response to the Soviet Unions launch of Sputnik, the World's first artificial satellite. Sputnik in many ways was the start of the cold war. It created a fear in the United State of the possibility of Soviet technological advancement out pacing that of the United State, thus allow the Soviets to get control of space and the world.
Why does this make me think of the movie "Terminator" and the Skynet Computer Network? And Transhumanism? Are we already Transhuman? Are we in a hologram? Are we waking up in the dream? If this is a dream, then is war real? What is real? Is the internet allowing consciousness to become a Lucid Dreamer? Just may be the internet will allow at least some or all of us to wake up in a Utopian world.
"The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) was the world's first operational packet switching network, the first network to implement TCP/IP, and the progenitor of what was to become the globalInternet. The network was initially funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA, later DARPA) within the U.S. Department of Defense for use by its projects at universities and research laboratories in the US. The packet switching of the ARPANET, together with TCP/IP, would form the backbone of how the Internet works. The packet switching was based on concepts and designs by engineer Paul Baran, British scientist Donald Davies andLawrence Roberts of the Lincoln Laboratory. The TCP/IP set of communication protocols were developed for ARPANET by computer scientistsRobert Kahn and Vinton Cerf."