Internet Gets Nomination For Nobel Peace Prize: Does It Have A Chance?

Internet Gets Nomination For Nobel Peace Prize: Does It Have A Chance?

At first, we suspected this was all a joke. And in the end, it may wind up being exactly that. But right now, there's a real possibility that the Internet could be nominated to wind the next Nobel Peace Prize. You may be chuckling right now, but don't be surprised if this idea doesn't gain a huge amount of traction. There's seems to be quite a bit of political discord going on right now, and individuals may end liking the idea of supporting an entity rather than a human, and have you ever met someone who actually despised the Internet? Is that even possible?



A new website has been established to rally Mr. Internet as the lead contender for the next Prize, with "Internet For Peace" urging visitors to look at all of the benefits that that Internet has and get behind the idea of supporting it. Here's the full spill of why the World Wide Web deserves the next Nobel Peace award:

 We have finally realized that the Internet is much more than a network of computers.
It is an endless web of people. Men and women from every corner of the globe are
connecting to one another, thanks to the biggest social interface ever known to humanity.
Digital culture has laid the foundations for a new kind of society.
And this society is advancing dialogue, debate and consensus through communication.
Because democracy has always flourished where there is openness, acceptance,
discussion and participation. And contact with others has always been the most
effective antidote against hatred and conflict.
That's why the Internet is a tool for peace.
That's why anyone who uses it can sow the seeds of non-violence.
And that's why the next Nobel Peace Prize should go to the Net.
A Nobel for each and every one of us.

Of course, people are looking at this from very different angles. For instance, many really do feel that the Internet has brought the world closer together, enabled fund raising to happen in nations that wouldn't otherwise get attention and provide an avenue for discussion between people who would otherwise never come into contact. On the other hand, some say that the Internet has enabled arguments and divisions to intensify, and that it was caused just as much harm as good.



We're somewhere in between. We think the Internet deserves all of the attention and credit that it gets, but we're not sure it really deserves a Peace Prize. Besides, who accepts the award if it wins? And why hasn't it been nominated before? It's not like the Internet has just suddenly become worthy. What do you think? Are you voting yes or no?
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News:
Besides, who accepts the award if it wins?

Al Gore, of course!Big Smile

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"have you ever met someone who actually despised the Internet?"

Yes some old folks xD they hate technology :P lol

Internet for president! 2012 Wink

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I'm throwing my support behind ham radio. I've seen many more flame wars spring up on the Internet than peace.

It's ironic that this would be suggested when the Internet began as a means of transmission between military installations. Then again... Alfred Nobel made his fortune off dynamite and detonators.

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3vi1:
I'm throwing my support behind ham radio. I've seen many more flame wars spring up on the Internet than peace.

What about all the lonely frustrated-bachelors that get hooked-up on the internet? Surely that is worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize!

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That a very true statement 3vi1 lol. A peace award started by a man who sold explosives. I am not cutting it down I think it has become more than that as a symbol. Still it's funny. As for the internet winning it I was under the impression it was supposed to be awarded to an individual. The internet is anything but an individual.

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Huh. No wonder the Internet phoned me yesterday and asked if it could borrow my tuxedo again.

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Vint Cerf should accept it.

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/agree Internut. If it were to win, Cerf would be the proper guy.

However, I think it would be pretty sad if an inanimate tool wins the prize instead of a person. That's kind of like saying nobody's trying.

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True 3vi1, or no one has done anything substantial as well.

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