YouTube is a Bigger Invention than the Gutenberg printing press; In praise and warning of Youtube and its Future
Video: YouTube is a Bigger Invention than the Gutenberg printing press; In praise and warning of Youtube and its Future YouTube is such an amazing technological platform. It’s might be more revolutionary than Gutenberg printing press. Someone can literally reach millions of people at any time, able to share ideas from their basements. Able to […]
Video: YouTube is a Bigger Invention than the Gutenberg printing press; In praise and warning of Youtube and its Future
YouTube is such an amazing technological platform. It’s might be more revolutionary than Gutenberg printing press.
Someone can literally reach millions of people at any time, able to share ideas from their basements. Able to create a show and gain the distribution that twenty years ago would have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
College professors like Jordan Peterson, are not just reaching a classroom of 100 students, but rather having the ability to disseminate their knowledge to the entire world, not only live, but for the here and after.
Similarly, educators like Bret Weinstein of Evergreen College who lost their tenured positions due to self-righteous, lying SJW protestors, now have a massive audience due to the national notoriety received and are able to educate students en masse.
People can listen on portable devices, enabling the absorption of information and learning, changing what was once the drudgery of chores like cleaning or going shopping into a time of personal growth.
And better yet, children in distant countries, out in the middle of nowhere, are able to learn lessons from Harvard professors, helping level the world wide playing field.
The Internet and YouTube have expanded the possibilities of the human race.
And the amount of sophisticated programming, the resources and servers used to store all the data, the bandwidth, all made available by Google, is a testament to capitalism, and the ingenuity and foresight of the company.
I love YouTube, I’m thankful for its existence, I have learned so much from all the videos I have watched, and been entertained for hours, basically for free.
Of course, whenever a technology, a platform becomes grows so large, there are people that want to use it for their own ideological purposes, or to stymie ideas which contradict their own.
It’s not only a leftist thing, it happens on the right too … Okay, it’s a leftist thing. I was just trying to cover my ass there. 90% of the people in favor of censorship of ideas and speech are on the left side of the aisle today.
But right now, YouTube has started to censor. And I grant it’s not all black and white, even as someone who is pretty close to being a free speech absolutist.
Should YouTube allow ISIS beheading videos on its platform and enable them to recruit depraved psychotic individuals into their cult? I say NO. Solidly. But then I am not a free speech absolutist.
What about ISIS recruitment videos arguing the facts of their organization. Again, I say NIET.
But who am I to decide what an organization is, absent a governmental terrorist stamp prohibiting their activity.
I’m no fan of Antifa and their vandalism and divisive, hateful rhetoric. But who am I to interfere with their free speech, idiotic as it may be.
I myself have had to deal with people calling me a “right-wing idiot grifter, spreader of hate speech, Satan incarnate.” For these totally normal, totally healthy people, I am “ISIS adjacent.”
Deciding on the line is not easy. I don’t begrudge YouTube having to make difficult decisions.
What I do not accept are things like adopting the World Health Organization as the be all and end all regarding Covid, and anyone else who has a differing opinion gets deleted.
This is essentially establishing a Ministry of Truth, a reference from George Orwell’s prophetic masterpiece “1984,” and this specific truth organization as I’ve pointed out before is under the thumb of Chinese leadership, who go out and take control of various worldwide organizations by putting a puppet at its head, in this case Tedros Adhanom who isn’t even a physician.
So what does the WHO get wrong? Discouraging the use of masks, marketing Chinese propaganda that it doesn’t spread person to person, decrying travel bans against China, and cutting off conversations where the word “Taiwan” is brought up.
Yet, YouTube creators cannot counter the WHO. It makes no sense. What if I was a physician who doubted the narrative originally, and made the claim that the virus does in fact spread person to person? My video would have been axed originally, along with all the others which countered the narrative.
If so, The world could go on infecting one another, because no counter point was allowed. The debate was stymied.
What if I echo the WHO sentiments originally about masks, and they switch their position, suddenly I’m in violation of YouTube’s amorphous terms of service, and is my channel and hard work put into at risk?
Creators are getting nervous. YouTube giving into activists who protest information given out by the Bakersfield doctors and striking down a video that got 5 million views. Or the Pandemic video. Look, those videos got some things wrong from what I can understand, but we need to decide for ourselves based on the evidence presented. That’s part of being human. I don’t want a Ministry of Truth telling me what I can and cannot believe.
Worse, and I say this as a Google shareholder, people are just going to watch these videos on alternative platforms like Bitchute. I’ve taken my content there now as well. As I said, a lot of creators are uncertain of Google and both myself and Project Veritas see as obvious political bias on their part.
Just type in “men can” into the google search bar. The autofill suggestions are “men can get pregnant,” “have periods,” and “think about nothing.”
And you wan to tell me it’s purely SCIENCE based curation of videos?
You want to tell me that Google hasn’t written ideological bias into their AI?
So, YouTube, and Susan Wojiciscki please, don’t destroy YouTube. Stop recommending only Main Stream Media sources as recommended videos. Help people find new creators. Let ideas be debated without Chinese censors at the WHO telling us what we have to believe.
By all means, turn a profit, but your platform is so unbelievably valuable for humanity. Please don’t destroy it with politics or censorship.