Will the great wall fall?

in freedom •  2 years ago 

The Great Wall

Did you know that China`s great wall is the only human-build thing that can be seen from outer space? The wall was build to keep the Chinese people safe from the nomadic groups in the north. Today it is mostly a touristic attraction and there is another wall - a virtual one, that is build to censor, oppress, over-watch. The Great Firewall.


One year ago I did not know much about China or its culture. I knew about the Great wall, had a vague idea about the human rights issues there, but that was it. I was living in London back then, playing full-time poker in London's casinos. There I played with a young man from China, named Bowen. He was very talented in the game, although he was kinda new to it. I could see that he really enjoys it and was attracted to try it professionally. He had just finished college and had a few months off, before having to go back to Beijing. I liked him and how talented he was in the game and tried to encourage him to give it a try. I could see that he wanted, but he just said that he can`t. It was not an option for him, he was not free.

Few months later I was back to Bulgaria, where I live now. I got interested in Chinese culture and language and started to learn it. I got hooked right away and I still learn for at least half an hour every day. One day I decided to say hi to my friend Bowen and tell him what I was up to. His facebook was not responsive. Still isn't.


Censorship

Did you know that in China there is no Facebook, no Google, YouTube or NewYorkTimes? No Yahoo, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or Bloomberg. No GitHub or Slack. No Dropbox. No XVideos or PornHub. No PirateBay. Or 6 000 000 other websites! The Chinese government employs at least 50 000 people to enforce the censorship.

It is not all about China, the same problems we can see in Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Turkey, Venezuela and a number of other countries.

Freedom

Can we tear the walls, return the privacy and the freedom to the 3 billion oppressed citizens of the world? Yes we can!
It started with cryptography, with decentralization, with Bitcoin. Now it's going to take off with MainFrame.

MainFrame is a decentralized communication layer of protocols, designed to make it possible for anyone with internet connection to communicate with anyone else, without fear of oppression. MainFrame is unstoppable, uncensorable, untraceable and completely decentralized. Once it takes off, there is not shutting down.

Anyone can build applications on MainFrame, because it is not a website or an application itself, it is a system of protocols. You can build an application for work communications, or a WhatUp, applications are endless. In my point of view people will not use email in the future. Emails rely on centralized servers that get hacked. Yahoo is the biggest example of that, it was hacked a few years ago and the data of few billion people was compromised, myself included. Why would you use a system like that, instead of relying on decentralized communication protocols like MainFrame?

I am very exited about Blockchain and what it can bring to our world. I am tired of governments, banks, corporations, which oppress, steal, use. And the key word in all of this in my opinion is Freedom. Freedom of Identity. Freedom of Speech. Freedom of Living.

I believe that a world where everyone is with equal freedoms is possible. Do you?

Lets tear down those walls

#MainframeForFreedom

Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post.
If you enjoyed what you read here, create your account today and start earning FREE STEEM!
Sort Order:  
  ·  2 years ago (edited)

This article starts with an old wive's tale as its first sentence. I'm not criticising the rest of the article, but that is a lie that has been debunked over and over.

You even need binoculars and then only from low earth orbit, where you can easily see cities and dams with the naked eye. No man made structures are visible from the moon by the way.

The Great Wall is narrower than my apartment block. Still a marvel and wonder of the world though.

We must not make statements on commonly held beliefs after just hearing it from someone else. Be critical. Do your research. Question everything, especially such old stories. There is no excuse not to in this day and age.

I agree that you should always do your own research. I usually do. Unfortunately there are some things which I believe since I was a kid, and I did not know how to do it or if I should do it back then. Some of those things I question, some of those I forget to. Thank you for reminding me of that!

Humble reply... I am impressed.

Wow @wideyedwonderer I never knew about the tight regulations on the Chinese citizens. Sounds like something from *Half-Life 2

Agree. Chinese are good at building walls, the Great Wall built 2000 years ago, and the great firewall built now.

Congratulations @wideyedwonderer, this post is the most rewarded post (based on pending payouts) in the last 12 hours written by a Newbie account holder (accounts that hold between 0.01 and 0.1 Mega Vests). The total number of posts by newbie account holders during this period was 5805 and the total pending payments to posts in this category was $3653.32. To see the full list of highest paid posts across all accounts categories, click here.

If you do not wish to receive these messages in future, please reply stop to this comment.

good post

China has a strange experience is not traditional. It is with economic growth with media repression

well for the first part of the post there is no proof in which the great wall can be seen from outer space but i guess you were just trying to get a good starter which i understand
also do you know of this app called wechat basically its china's everything in one app you can chat you can pa y your bills and much more but its heavily enforced by china s government so if you will choose what will it be convenience provided by wechat or privacy provided by messenger or other apps

Hello there! I am aware of wechat, but I do not like the concept and the fact that it provides easy surveillance for the government. I doubt that someone will risk saying something against the regime on that app :)

Yep agreed

The writers like you need the steemit community. By doing so you can succeed in providing us very good information. I am proud that I am part of this society. I read every article you need. And indeed I responded very much to you and your articles.

I know you can climb the highest mountains. Never lose faith in yourself. Good luck!

All the best for a bright future! May there be success at every turn of life and all your dreams come true!

  ·  2 years ago Reveal Comment

Literally all man made structure even mountains and sea's were fall in time through wearhering. Therefore, great wall will also fall in time.

Congratulations, your post received one of the top 10 most powerful upvotes in the last 12 hours. You received an upvote from @smartsteem valued at 134.37 SBD, based on the pending payout at the time the data was extracted.

If you do not wish to receive these messages in future, reply with the word "stop".

Congratulations @wideyedwonderer, this post is the most rewarded post (based on pending payouts) in the last 12 hours written by a Newbie account holder (accounts that hold between 0.01 and 0.1 Mega Vests). The total number of posts by newbie account holders during this period was 4295 and the total pending payments to posts in this category was $2539.89. To see the full list of highest paid posts across all accounts categories, click here.

If you do not wish to receive these messages in future, please reply stop to this comment.

Congratulations, your post received one of the top 10 most powerful upvotes in the last 12 hours. You received an upvote from @smartsteem valued at 133.65 SBD, based on the pending payout at the time the data was extracted.

If you do not wish to receive these messages in future, reply with the word "stop".

One of the most beautiful thing in the world. Love it!

Challenge, where you can win up to 100s $SD!
If you want to, you can try it here:
https://steemit.com/contest/@guessandgain/guess-and-gain-3-2-day-win-usd
epic-win.jpg

Did you know that China`s great wall is the only human-build thing that can be seen from outer space?

I am sorry but this is not true. You can check this on google by writing your first sentence on google.

Thank you. Other people already commented on that :)

In China, a stable Internet environment brings a good life, and the pursuit of absolute freedom of expression is only a step backward for the development of human society.