What comes after the Internet? - Is there an "after"?

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Some Badger

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While it seems there's a small consensus on this thread about invasive mechanical implants being what succeeds the internet, I don't see them becoming a mainstream thing thing anytime soon. Not only does the developed world generally seem to view chipping as morally dubious at best (with the exception of pets for some reason, idk why) and invasive of bodily autonomy at worst, there also isn't really much of a demand for it. Embedded microchips and nanotechnology as we know of them now don't provide the same degree of convenience and services that the internet does.

Web 2.0 has gotten big over the past fifteen years because it provided alternatives to legacy media at lowest common denominator level. YouTube ensured that people don't need to code their own websites in order to host videos, Facebook is used by millions of businesses for advertising and brand management purposes, streaming services have eaten television alive, etcetera. It's turned our culture into one of desiring constant convenience and immediacy, to the point that most people don't consider the ramifications of giving tech giants access to their personal information and browsing habits.

But, OP, if you wanted a lukewark blackpill take, I'll entertain the notion even if I don't believe it myself: It's entirely possible that in another decade the globohomo agenda will try to push chipping people as a convenient alternative to using a debit card, which will open the door to other horrifying shit like chips with biometric data and government identification, all of which will be branded as "safe alternatives" to physical IDs, which will gradually be phased out on purpose. Still doesn't reach the level of accessibility and range of features the internet provides, and therefore can't really be considered "what comes next."
 

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While it seems there's a small consensus on this thread about invasive mechanical implants being what succeeds the internet, I don't see them becoming a mainstream thing thing anytime soon
Most likely it will first be used in some medical context, for example brain-chips for paraplegics which is already a thing , the problem is that so far brain-chip have just been used to help overcome disabilities so there's really no reason for the average person to get it. But once the technology is streamlined then it's just a matter of time until someone figures out how to get 3D VR porn onto brain-chip and then it's pretty much done deal. In principle the technology could a sort of futuristic version of google glass (one where you won't get beaten up in a bar) allowing for augmented reality potentially even replacing smarts phones and smart watches. Granted this wouldn't necessarily replace the internet but would just be an additional device being connected onto the internet.
 

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I feel that the internet is the final stop. I think it's just going to get more and more draconian though. The way the world is right now and how the globalist elite are trying to seize complete power they can't have anyone oppose them. Look at what is happening in America right now. The whole January 6th "insurrection" that happened was nothing more than a bunch of boomers, and autists walking into the capitol building. Now the US government is saying that it was worse than 9/11. The censorship has been ramped up to 11 since Dolan Blumpf got removed from all of social media. It really makes me think, what is going to happen next with the internet within the next few years though.
 

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It started with the Town crier, then the printing press and the newspaper (with its advertising model), then the radio and the TV, now we have podcasts/social media/youtube and whatever you can get up to with cheap general computing devices wired up together with Internet Protocols. The utility of the infrastructure is the key idea, the printing press wasn't optimal until the newspaper used it, the electric transmission of audio and later video in radio and later cable/satellite TV wasn't optimal until telephony connected everyone together. The internet will be no different. First a series of simple HTML read-only websites, then video and Videochat took over. Camgirls seem to have chanced upon the financial model for the technology but optimally it shows up as Superchats taking place within a Live chat beside some social focal point which like a TV show brings strangers together. This model will persist, I believe, through the modern censorious backlash. People would rather live in a world with Superchats directing a live Snuff Film somewhere in the bowels of the Internet than live in a world with a boot stamping on a face forever so in the worst possible usage the model is still more acceptable than a lack of it - or at least as ignorable for internet users as Jeffery Epstein was for New Yorkers.
Huh, I never thought about it before, but superchats are the same thing as people calling into hackey tv shows with prizes and such, just over a different medium.

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As for the topic itself, just look at bill gates. Forget his boy genius persona and remember that he is from one of the wealthiest american families, smart enough to keep themselves somewhat hidden from prying eyes.

He has been on medical and vaccination technology for over a decade.

As such, I think technological integration is the closest step. We are already close.

Here's what I'm imagining. Pandemics will be continue to be pushed until people resign to twice a year vaccinations. Then some startup company comes with an innovative solution. An implantable chip that can synthesise and administer the necessary vaccination inside your body. You no longer have to go get your vaccination. The medical companies and experts will pretend to be outraged. People think they're getting one over on the experts who they have gotten really fucking tired off.

That chip will connect to everything the way your smartphone does. It will track everything with more information than your smartphone does. Heartbeat. Cortisol levels.

It can synthesise and release some hormones to aid experiences. The next Kevin Spacey movie is more thrilling as you get dopamine and cortisol and other hormones in accordance with the moment in the movie. There'll be people who "hack" their chip to produce more illicit drugs.

It'll be a kind of 3d printer, an extra organ of the body. And yes, it could even replace the phone the prime communication device, which will then become archaic status symbols instead.
 
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