Today’s prompt asks: “New Internet Order~ All the world’s countries have decided that the Internet itself needs a government. Your country asks you to run for Prime Minister of the ‘Net — do you accept? If so, what will your platform be?”
Do I accept? Of course! I want power and control, as both are sorely lacking at home and work, plus I need this job for financial reasons.
- As Prime Minister I would assign myself a hefty income with a great benefits package including: use of a company Porsche, a company jet, lifetime medical, and full salary upon early retirement. I’d be allowed two emotional support dogs to accompany me to work, and I’d work 8am – 12pm Tuesday’s through Thursday’s, every third month of the year. My assistant would be Colin Firth… I could probably work more.
Who better to run the Internet than me: a person who can’t figure out why her font keeps changing on WordPress, a person who mastered the copy/paste maneuver just this year, and who cancelled Netflix because she couldn’t figure it out.
Despite the fact that I have technical limitations, I believe the solutions to all the worlds internet problems lie in common sense.
Todays internet lacks accountability. If the World Wide Web, required users to: have a confirmed first and last name, a photo ID, a confirmed physical address, fingerprints on file, provide urine and stool samples, as well as have an identification bar code and tracking chip placed inside the scruff of the users neck, and all that information automatically attached to everything sent out into cyberspace, and everything pulled out of cyberspace, the abuses made so easy by the anonymity afforded in today’s web world, would significantly diminish.
With me as the Internet Prime Minister, hacking, cyber bullying, child abuse, would become stories you’d tell your grandchildren about, just as our grandparents told us about walking to and from school barefoot uphill both ways.
Also, no new taxes.
The Daily Post, May 11, 2015, Daily Prompt: