The most prominent Internet law, which predicts all internet users’ behaviours, has now been ultimately rendered in a proposal: The internet might have stopped Hitler.
A Nobel prize winner has said that information technology may have helped to stop Hitler’s plot to take over the world.
“Who knows, if the Internet had existed at the time, perhaps Hitler’s criminal plot would not have succeeded – ridicule might have prevented it from ever seeing the light of day,” he said.
The question is, with the political and social climate of the world back then, had not Nazi Germany been able to get their word out to other nations as well as England (pictured here as a democratic nation) could’ve “stopped Hitler”? The governments would not have played the good guy-role, had the Internet existed. England wasn’t any better than USA, Germany, Russia or any other “great nation” back then. Basically all governments back then were – what we’d call it today – racist, undemocratic and rather immigrant unfriendly.
I do, however, believe that the internet may have helped ordinary citizens reach out and effect their governments decisions. You see, who’d want their internet penpal in another country to risk dying? It’s the low-level people-to-people connections that make the Internet so democratic and unbordered.
Also, I don’t really understand what he meant by “ridicule might have prevented”. Ridicule? Like in a scenario where Adolf Hitler invites people to the Facebook group Ausrotten die Juden, then someone would join and spam him with goatse and tubgirl links causing him to give up hope in a “superior human race”?