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[–] weezkitty 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

Implying that censorship and surveillance wasn't a thing before

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[–] Virtueandanarchy 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It was it was just harder. It's sort of like the fact that in principle a feudal monarchy is less democratic than a liberal state but in reality at the time of feudal monarchies peasants that were isolated or in hard to reach places were generally more autonomous and free than a modern day person. Maybe a visit from the lords tax collector every few months but for the most part a waste of time and bad logistics to even fuck with them.

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[–] 5968834? 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Censorship might be easier, but so is researching the facts for yourself. Corporations and politicians are crumbling because people have been able to use the Internet to show off their corruption.

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[–] DalesDead-Bug 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

The Misinformation Age

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[–] DalesDead-Bug ago 

Lies and misdirection are the current zeitgeist. I wonder if the books 50 years from now will reflect that accurately.

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[–] european 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Or the pathalogisation of normality?

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[–] european ago 

Funny how that guy (probable mk ultra test subject ) was verge interested in and saw a problem with 'leftism'.

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[–] ginx2666 1 point 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Eras are named as such to point out the technological advancement and what part influences the lifestyle the most. Also, you can't rename the already existing one. Your suggestion adds a political aspect to that (attempts at controlling information were always made, but thanks to internet and mainstream media they're more pronounced and visible), which might be well received on circlejerk forums like voat or reddit, but not among the intellectual part of the world. If you want to call it like that, then you're welcome to do so. You'd look like a lunatic and conspiracy nut among civilized people though.

If you're hell bent on using the term without looking like a nutter, then you should propose a new are to be named after the surveillance and propaganda that's visible thanks to internet.

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[–] BentAxel ago 

The Bronze age wasn't called the Bronze age at the time. Nor was the Iron Age, or Spanish Inquisition. It will be 75 to 100 years (a full generation) before there is a real name for this time and it wont be something like the "Information Age."

This is actually a popular topic of discussion in a lot of History classes/discussions.

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[–] Mylon 1 point 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Sidenote: The name "Spanish Inquisition" is propaganda so most of Europe can hide their own participation in the event and put it on the at the time unliked Spain. It's just, "Inquisition"

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[–] ginx2666 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago  (edited ago)

You can attribute the lack of consistent naming during those eras to people living back then having no frame of reference. Bronze Age itself introduced protowriting. People literally knew fuck all about their past, other than spoken tales and pictographs scribbled in faeces on caves' walls. During Iron Age people still hadn't explored the world enough to meet all other civilizations. Dark Ages are one anal gangbang porn star's gigantic, gaping arsehole of history, where book burning was as commonplace as non-white on white rape is in present day Sweden. In Christian Europe you could be executed for trying to name an age in a wrong (according to church) way.

We've more than 6 thousand years of accumulated and written (in one way or the other) history to look at (ignoring the prehistoric era of humanity), incredibly advanced information gathering, relay, storage and processing capabilities, and it's us, the Information Age's people, that finally have the foresight and correct frame of reference to name past ages. It's no arrogance, it's a fact.

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[–] DryerBox 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I prefer the age of deception

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[–] Fobhobble ago 

I'd still consider it the information age with that mindset. Where it was previously the atomic age where people were scared of which country had nukes, now we're afraid of who has what information and how they're using it.

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[–] Star_Platinum ago 

The Infantilazation Age

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