|A Novelist and Playwright from Turkey|
We are living in an over-populated world where oppression is routine, authoritarian control mechanisms are swiftly and mercilessly applied; a world in which dissent is muted by means of religious extortion. It is with this in mind that I suggest that each and every speech, image and text we encounter should be critically reviewed and re-evaluated. The world is on the brink of a great perceptual leap; the impact of this is manifest in the civil insurrections in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Iran, Bahrain and Yemen. In the digital world we are logging into, the defunct ideologies of the analogue world will cease to be valid. And for this reason, if our plans for the future continue to be drafted within the analogue world’s frames of reference, they will be fruitless.
Digital world freedom has to do battle with the culture of terror: the only commonly held culture in societies around the world, administered by means of male dominance. For thousands of years, this culture of terror has created divisions based on race and religion. Sustained by hatred and violence, it has been the driving force behind war.
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