Re: Bringing anonymous to enturbulation Rapid fire ideas. Imagine walking into a pitch black room, and you can't see anyone's face. Everyone has the same voice. You can't tell one person from another. You all start having a discussion. It's raw ideas, raw thought. That's it, that's all. It's a brain dump of the collective. Sort through the ocean of piss and find the pearls. Why do politicians and government stink? Why does customer service suck? Why are CEOs liars? Why has CoS succeeded? Because it's all based on IMAGE! Image blows. They would rather LOOK good, than to do what's right. The era of image needs to fall, and be replaced with an era of ethics based on TRUTH. Anonymous does not care about image. Anonymous cares about information. How many times in your life have you held back from calling someone an asshole, when they clearly deserved it? How many times in your life have you not spoken how you really feel, good or bad, because you're afraid of being judged? When you strip away identity, you have no idea how many people are speaking. It could be 1, it could be 100. It just becomes a collective. Anonymous has fought wars in the past. All of the enemies have something in common. They did something wrong, and when called on it, they defended their IMAGE. The spotlight comes on, and exposure begins. Image has it's place, but it's only useful when it's built on truth. Let truth create the image, not image creating "acceptable truths". Why a hive mind? One voice? Anonymous is Voltron with thousands of parts. Programmers, those who understand cryptography. They may know of the term "chinese lottery". Have a code that needs to be cracked? Try every combination, simultaneously. Most are wrong. Most are stupid. But once you get it right, you only need to do it once. Do you remember the SETI@Home and Folding@home projects? The folding@home project is designed to calculate how proteins work. How does a group of molecules assemble itself to create proteins? To support life. It can take a millionth of a second for the process to happen. It can take tens of years for a modern computer to figure out how it happened. That is a lot of data that needed to be processed. To process all that data, a supercomputer would be needed working for many years. Supercomputers are expensive. But, you can do the same thing with an array of smaller computers. Along comes Distributed Computing. To figure it out, tens of thousands of computers work simultaneously, and report back useful data to a central node. It's very fast, very powerful, and very cheap. There are 6.5 billion people on earth. How much can you buy with one cent? Not much. If everyone in the world spend ONE cent towards something, that would be $65 million dollars. What would you buy if you had 65 million? If everyone in the world gave ONE penny per day for a year, focused on a single goal, you would have $23,725,000,000. Almost 24 Billion in a year! What project could be funded for that much money? That's the power of distributed power toward a single goal. Anonymous posting is that distributed computing network, powered by humans, collecting to a single source. When ego and identity get in the way, it creates resistance and inefficency. What about hurt feelings? It's not nice to be rude! Well, since no one knows you, no one cares. If your feelings are hurt, no one but you knows. You can't be embarassed, because there's no one to be embarassed to, and no one else knows who you are. It's like getting naked in a pitch black room full of strangers. How is anyone going to know unless you tell them? That's freedom right there. But, since I have an identity here, you can judge me. You can think I'm nuts for spewing out all these words. This might discourage me from saying something right in the future. If you called me out in a group, it might discourage others from sharing similar ideas. What does this lead to? Pressure to create IMAGE.