2g to 5g john perry barlow (1947-2018) co-founded Electronic Frontier Foundation in July 1990 with John Gilmore, and Mitch Kapor to promote Internet civil liberties. This became silicon valley soul for keeping access to worldwide web free a task led worldwide by tim berners lee alumni out of MIT. Barlow used his former influence as lyricist leader of the grateful dead band providing an example for any a list celebrity to emulate in valuing true media’s purpose for improving human lot. Amazingly the day i spent with him at a workshop on the future he was the most modest of celebrities but the most determined on common sense leaders. Wikipedia gives an idea of the compass of his life in this summary: American poet and essayist, cattle rancher, and a cyberlibertarian political activist who had been associated with both the Democratic and Republican parties.
We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before.
The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it.
Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.