One day while sitting at a cafe having breakfast, I overheard the topic next table over.
“What would I bring if I could travel into the past?”
An interesting question if I could get pass the first obvious one, “How would I even travel back in time?”
But for the argument’s safe, lets say I have mastered time travel backwards and returning to my own timeline at my leisure. The first thing I would bring are books of what is going to happen to the past and give it to either my younger self to exploit – and why not?. Or go back further in time with a camera to document history – we mustn’t change history now ? 😛
Whether it’s a blog, an open letter in the newspaper, facebook post or even a tweet, nothing garners more complaints from Asian governments than ones that tells or complains about the government – especially ones widely read by many.
There are more and more reports of Asian countries introducing laws to arrest bloggers or “facebookers”, tweeters or just about anyone who post an article online, for defamation or even sedition. The level to which they assigned the notoriety of the crime are increasing – equating the deed to committing espionage or treason.
Sooner or later, government will no doubt try and impose capital punishment for anything that are “seditious” in an effort to curb people from writing them. We are witnessing the birth of – the thought police or 1984 as foretold by George Orwell.
Sounds like something when coming out of the closet (no, I am not gay!) Those words, if heard by all my friends and family would no doubt bring about a collective gasp of shock and terror. It would be as if I had just announced I was secretly a women stripper or I loved wearing dead fish as a fashion statement or even worse – that I am a luddite!