“On a cool day late last September, half a dozen Chinese engineers walked into a conference room in the heart of Geneva’s UN district with a radical idea. They had one hour to persuade delegates from more than 40 countries of their vision: an alternative form of the internet, to replace the technological architecture that has underpinned the web for half a century. Whereas today’s internet is owned by everyone and no one, they were in the process of building something very different — a new infrastructure that could put power back in the hands of nation states, instead of individuals.”
«Gates pointed to the companies’ ‘enthusiasm about making financial transactions anonymous and invisible, and their view that even a clear mass-murdering criminal’s communication should never be available to the government. […] There’s no question of ability; it’s the question of willingness.’»
S’ouvre alors le moment démocratique, celui où les hommes vont devoir discuter, délibérer, argumenter pour décider ce qu’est la décision juste. Et par conséquent où il faut reconnaître la liberté d’expression, la liberté d’aller et venir, la liberté individuelle et tous les droits qui codifient et garantissent la qualité de la délibération.