Are you sure this isn't just some big social experiment like rats running through a great big maze to get to the cheese... but there's bigger and better cheese at home and the smarter rats know that? Because really, why would anyone actually leave their house, go to the mall, and jump through all their ridiculous hoops, just to order a DVD ~online~... which they could have done without ever leaving home in the first place. Yes, they're taking notes... those who order from The Wall will get left behind when the Aliens come in December.
But I thought we were supposed to recycle? Where's all the used stuff supposed to go now? Is THIS is their idea of creating new jobs? Make people always buy new stuff? What's next? Gotta build up the Auto industry, so no used cars? Or no private sales of used cars, only certified dealers.
Very true. Basically, when we're finished with something and we want to get rid of it, we won't be able to freely put it on eBay or Amazon, we'll just have to throw it away, unless, we pay off the Cartel who are extorting money like a bunch of mob bosses. That's going to get really messy and NOT be very green. Personally, I'll shred my books for kitty litter and burn the other stuff as I dance naked around the fire chanting for their eternal damnation before I contribute anymore to their evil greed.
Yeah, but will those other countries stand up to the US? I can't see it. I thought the whole reason they cut the EU out of this one is because the EU can be kind of ~quirky~ about things... kind of like what's going on with ACTA right now.
I also believe that the sleeping giant of ordinary internet users will be woken by something that effects them directly.
You mean like they start taking down the dancing cat videos or they nuke Farmville? Sadly, I think that's what it would take for some people... and unfortunately I know a few of them. I would send them articles about SOPA/PIPA, and they would send me invites to help them pick apples or radishes, or milk cows or something. Very apathetic. Unless it hits them, they're uninvolved.