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The Internet: A Warning From History
May 6, 2013
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What would life be like without the internet? It's tough to imagine for us here at We'd all be out of a job.

This satirical YouTube video from UK comedy website The Poke imagines a post-apocalyptic world in which survivors recount the horrors of a life lived - and a life wasted - on the web.

The mock documentary is set in 2068, and it looks back at a time 50 years prior, when the web brought ruin to the United Kingdom.

The sentiments explored would be welcome news to Andrew Keen, author of The Cult of the Amateur, who calls today's web "anonymous, incorrect, chaotic and overpowering... a place where there is no concrete reality, no right and no wrong, no governing moral code."

Of course, none of his criticisms apply to this site.

There's no telling how we'll look back on the internet in 50 years' time. But one thing seems certain: we'll all remember the cats.

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