The Internet Will Not Bring Us Together

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has blocked the entire nation of Pakistan from looking at video-sharing site YouTube. Apparently the PTA is trying to prevent citizens from watching an anti-Islam viral video called Fitna made by right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders (pictured here, looking weirdly like an alien from This Island Earth). This is yet another sign that futurists who predicted that the internet would break down national barriers were dead wrong. Instead, nations have learned how to redraw their boundaries in cyberspace. [AP via Physorg]