The “Jurassic Park” Theory Of The Internet

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“If there’s one thing the history of evolution has taught us, it’s that life will not be contained. Life breaks free, it expands to new territories, and crashes through barriers painfully, maybe even dangerously, but, uh, well, there it is.”
–Ian Malcolm, “Jurassic Park”

“Boy, do I hate being right all the time.”
–Ian Malcolm, “Jurassic Park”

This is the 3rd version of a post I originally wrote over 5 years ago, and it’s about the sociological spiral that forms when websites like Reddit start “purging” their controversial users and content. With the current Tumblr controversy, and just the larger purge in general conducted by sites like Reddit, Facebook, YouTube, etc., I thought the post needed to be brought out and dusted off again.

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12.8.18: “We Always Trick You”

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“These things are the result of a confluence of events in the Matrix, and the person who is victimized by them is occupying a particular spot—not only in space and time but also in another dimension, the quantum dimension perhaps where considerations of space and time are not so ironclad as they are in the perceivable world.”
–Peter Levenda, “Sinister Forces”

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