Internet Access Is Definitely A Human Right

Internet Access Is Not a Human Right - NYTimes.com: "But that argument, however well meaning, misses a larger point: technology is an enabler of rights, not a right itself. There is a high bar for something to be considered a human right. Loosely put, it must be among the things we as humans need in order to lead healthy, meaningful lives, like freedom from torture or freedom of conscience. It is a mistake to place any particular technology in this exalted category, since over time we will end up valuing the wrong things. For example, at one time if you didn’t have a horse it was hard to make a living. But the important right in that case was the right to make a living, not the right to a horse. Today, if I were granted a right to have a horse, I’m not sure where I would put it."

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This is a red herring. It will get tons of response. But it is simple. The relative cheapness is an invitation to universal use. Since the suppressing of access will mainly come from oppressive elites and regimes, the rights matter is obvious. Rights include the right to access. And will.

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