纪念约翰·佩里·巴洛

我们非常悲伤地收到John Perry Barlow逝世的消息。

巴洛很早就把互联网视为一个地方,而不是一个媒介或一系列电子管。今天,我们相信,很明显,巴洛在这个观点中是正确的,因为我们更多的人开始居住在互联网上并称之为我们的家。网络空间可能不是物理的,但它是空间。

巴洛在怀俄明州由一个养牛场的宗教家庭抚养,早期的互联网提醒他早期的定居点和定居者,他也是他的后裔。正是因为互联网这个野蛮,庞大而又相对无人居住的地方,导致他选择电子前沿基金会(Electronic Frontier Foundation)作为他与米奇·卡波尔(Mitch Kapor)和约翰·吉尔摩(John Gilmore)于1990年共同创立的倡导团体的名字。

“Imagine discovering a continent so vast that it may have no end to its dimensions. Imagine a new world with more resources than all our future greed might exhaust, more opportunities than there will ever be entrepreneurs enough to exploit, and a peculiar kind of real estate that expands with development. Imagine a place where trespassers leave no footprints, where goods can be stolen an infinite number of times and yet remain in the possession of their original owners, where businesses you never heard of can own the history of your personal affairs, where only children feel completely at home, where the physics is that of thought rather than things, and where everyone is as virtual as the shadows in Plato’s cave.”

戈德史密斯和吴在” 控制互联网的人 “中引用巴洛。”

这也是与巴罗的一个新的大陆的解决相比,相信互联网应该被单独留下。网络自由主义这个词在很大程度上归功于他,他令人难忘地把国家安全局称为“美国网络空间占领军”。

他在“ 网络空间独立宣言 ”中写道:

“Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather.”

在ExpressVNP,我们哀悼约翰·佩里·巴洛的去世,但我们也庆祝并辜负他的遗产。我们相信主权个体,并努力继续为网络空间的居民提供所需的工具,以解决这个广阔的大陆免受审查,强制和剥削的问题。