While I was studying at college I began working on a short pamphlet to hopefully highlight to my colleagues that just because society is organised in a particular way at the moment, does not mean that it is the best way for it to continue to be organised in the future. While I never came anywhere near to completing it before I finished my studies, I have been working on it on and off ever since and am now pushing it up to the web in the hope that it may be of use to someone. I do firmly believe that if we want to survive the next century or so, we are going to have to radically rethink the way in which we make our decisions and relate to one another.
The UK Government has recently announced their aim to make Britain ‘the Safest place to be Online’. While protecting people online is a laudable goal, their plan proposes to grant powers of censorship over online content and force age verification checks for things they deem 'inappropriate'. Censorship is a very slippery slope.