WHY FREEDOM TODAY MORE THEN EVER?
Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. –Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
We live in a world which is getting smaller and when communicating have never been easier. This same technological progress is making us doing things which people thought would be impossible. People live longer now then any time in history. Less and less people are dying due to a lack of food. Who thought that sending a picture to the other side of the world in a few seconds would be possible only 25 years ago? Who thought 15 years ago that we could have access to a magical world map at the palm of our hands and this in a remote area in Africa which never got telephone before?
Of course, all this progress brings new challenges. For example, it’s much easier for the state to monitor people than ever without you know it even in eras of peace and it had become easier and cheaper to do malicious things to people. However, even if challenges are great, the future is revolutionary and will never cease to amaze us in ways we cannot imagine. So, I think we should stay positive for the future, this while being very sceptical about some things which could well be big treats to a free society for future generations.