[discuss] What is to replace the NTIA?

Carlos A. Afonso ca at cafonso.ca
Wed Mar 19 03:13:15 UTC 2014

All this far-fetched digression about such a mundane issue as a "city's phonebook"?? :)

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> On 18/03/2014, at 06:13, Michel Gauthier <mg at telepresse.com> wrote:
> When considering all the inputs on this list one sees that:
> 1. the Internet City currently work without a Mayor in being ultimately policed by the NTIA.
> 2. Internet City however grows larger and larger and has started distrusting its sheriff.
> 3. So the Sheriff talks about quitting. However, none is happy with any of his assistants becoming sheriff or them forming a sheriff club.
> 4. there are several options as crime, corruption and disorder is feared:
>    - army takes over, and ITU keeps things quite, with citizen squads
>    - blue helmets come in: a Police Department is formed under UN jurisdiction
>    - popular auto-defense soviets start associating
>    - each quarter selects its own Sheriff and they cooperate.
>    - each stakeholder freely associates or not in brigades and keep his/her gun home
> Any other kind of option? Which one do you prefer?
> In such a city and in each options, how common services work, develop, get payed, coordinate.
> Zbigniew Brzezinski, explained very well at the end of the Grand Chessboard: the XXth century US are like the XVII/XIXth centuries UK: an island confronted to the Continent. In such a configuration the peace of the entire world can only result from a cooperation of every nation, coordinated by the island. Otherwise the island get frustrated at being left aside and a conflict results.
> The NTIA bet is that the Internet has changed that situation: it has made the entire world a single continent where all the interests are entangled in the same complexity.
> The second NTIA bet is that this complexity is no wider than the Internet, at least for the cyberspace, and therefore that a well organized IG can be enough to address the issue.
> The third NTIA bet is that ICANN will be par, by its own charisma, with the other institutions that take care of the human political, economical, cultural, military, police, legal, religious, etc. spaces.
> I do not know for sure, but I feel that the NTIA's view of the world is a static dream.
> - A dream,because reality is more complex (the digisphere is wider than the cyberspace), but that this can be discussed.
> - Static because they seem to consider the internet development is completed. As, if from now on, the internet development will only be incremental and smooth enough to be seamlessly governed by the newly established IG. This is like if they have transformed their status-quo strategy in faith.
> I would be quite interested by comments.
> M G.
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