In his book “Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web” Tim Berners-Lee explains that his creation was meant to be a universal tool for everybody. His book was published in 1999, prior to the advent of Google. A search engine that would eventually change the original purpose of the Web, irrevocably setting the stage between what was meant to be a universal medium versus a system that globed a totality of the world’s online searches.
My motivation was to make sure that the Web became what I’d originally intended it to be – a universal medium for sharing information. p. 84
Those familiar with my writing know the importance of language, especially the meaning of key words in the creation and the re-production of reality. Consequently, I would like to establish the difference in perception of what is global/globalism versus what is universal.
The reason we need universality on all these levels is that that’s how people operate in the real world. p.164
Universal means an infinite dynamic/relation between the one and the many. It is important to stress the importance of dynamic, namely, an ever-changing nature of being in time and space, rather that what is fixed, like text and material things. To illustrate, text is brought to life by a reader who breaths life into words that would otherwise remain meaningless.
Life, for instance, is shared by all living human beings. As such we are all endowed with the ability to reproduce life. We all strives for love, security, freedom and happiness, which makes each one of us share the same essence with all human beings, regardless of gender, race, religion or politics. This is the common principle referred as universal. A word that is related to universe, meaning the whole of created life, nature, animated and inanimated things unfolding in time and space.
Hope in life comes from the interconnections among all the people in the world. We believe that if we all work for what we think individually is good, then we as a whole will achieve more power, more understanding, more harmony as we continue the journey. We don’t find the individual being subjugated by the whole. We don’t find the needs of the whole being subjugated by the increasing power of an individual. But we might see more understanding in the struggles between these extremes. We don’t expect the system to eventually become perfect. But we feel better rand better about it. We find the journey more and more exiting, but we don’t expect it to end. p. 209
Universal is taken for granted because life is common and plentiful. This commonality makes it a profane reality. Nonetheless, it’s a gift shared by every individual: A beautiful, awesome and at times threatening and cruel reality. A mysterious experience in which we have no say when we are born or when we die.
Whereas Global, from the word globe, implies a self-contained sphere with a well defined border. A globe embraces a totality of items within the confines of its circle. Hence, it is totalitarian by design. A globe is oblivious to reality that lies outside its perimeters. It separates and shields a monopolistic doctrine from the outer world/reality of an ever expansive universe.
Global, draws boundaries between what is included within its control from what lies outside its control. A visual example of a globe/global is a crystal ball. What is implied by global today is an alliance of corporate interests based on a doctrine to include a totality of bodies under its control like the one proposed by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and its affiliated corporations and CEOs, political leaders and NGOs, illustrated by the self-proclaimed banner of a World Government Summit.
Google, and the Big Tech alliance, destroyed the original purpose of the World Wide Web as a universal system of communication for the benefit of humanity that was originally envisioned by Tim Berners-Lee. Big Tech did it by covertly collecting users’ data and manipulated users’ behavior to benefit their global corporate agenda in order to denigrate the sovereignty of the individual, to desecrate communities and to subvert nation-states of the world. Keep in mind that Global.Inc was created in the image of a corporation who is defined as an artificial person, the forerunner of trans-humanism.
It also shows how a technical decision to make a single point of reliance can be exploited politically for power and commercially for profit, breaking the technology’s independence from these things, and weakening the Web as a universal place. p. 129