Tuesday, January 03, 2006

AOL Asks "Is the Internet Good?"

-Bad-
Voice over:
Some people think the internet is a bad thing.

Images-
Blue-print of computer circuit board, close-up of eye.

Voice over:
Thanks to the internet, your identity can be stolen, your home invaded and your savings robbed without anyone setting foot inside your door.

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Travelling down the line image, stick men, revolving head, hand opening window as old couple and std sit at table in background, blue-print of house, house exploding.

Voice over:
The internet is one of the most dangerous weapons every created. A way for the unhinged to spread evil, free of supervision or censorship.

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Atom bomb, lies transmitter, b/w Nazis (3), skin-heads, KKK, Osama Bin Laden, headlines.

Voice over:
A place for mankind to exercise its darkest desires.

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Porn: silhouette, director viewing, close-up , girl looks at camera.

Voice over:
An open market where you can purchase anything you want.

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Products flash up and then baby with price tag.

Voice over:
Orwell was right.

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1984 footage

Voice over:
The internet has taken us to a place where everything we do is watched, monitored and processed without us ever realising.

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Kid on hobby-horse, surveillance cameras etc.

Voice over:
Some people think the internet is a bad thing.

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View of old man looking at CCTV camera.

Voice over:
What do you think?

Super:
Discuss

Dissolves
AOL

-Good-

Voice over:
Some people think the internet is a good thing.

Images-
Close-up of eye, young girl, blue-print of computer circuit.

Voice over:
The most powerful educational tool the world has ever known.

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Top shot of old man at library reading table, close-up of old man reading words.

Voice over:
It's preserving our history, making sure that in the future we never forget the past.

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Cemetery inc. girl in b/w (5 shots).

Voice over:
When disaster struck Asia, the volume of aid donated by ordinary people through websites outweighed that of their own governments.

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Tsunami wave, people walking over rubble, shots of various currencies.

Voice over:
The internet is a place that is free of state regulation, censorship and control. The only place where freedom of speech truly exists.

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Burning books, riot police, censored documents, Tiananmen Square tank.

Voice over:
Orwell was wrong. It is not the state that holds all the power.

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1984 footage of Orwell then close-up of face.

Voice over:
It is us.

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Magnifying glass with baby.

Voice over:
Some people think the internet is a good thing.

Voice over:
What do you think?

Super
Discuss
Dissolves
AOL

Good videos to follow up check them out at http://discuss.aol.co.uk/home.aspx?id_Content=2

Also you need an account to discuss anything on the AOL website, I encourage you to sign up and speak out. As of 11:23 pm Eastern Standard time the results were 80% of people polled believe the internet is a good thing, where as 20% believed the internet to be a bad thing.

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