Unplug the Proles

Not for aesthetic reasons I think:

The President of Turkmenistan has ordered “ugly” satellite dishes to be removed from people\’s homes in the capital, in a flamboyant gesture reminiscent of his eccentric predecessor.

Can\’t have the proles seeing what the outside world is like now, can we?

4 thoughts on “Unplug the Proles”

  1. The greatest need for technology funding is in areas of communication, which can be applied to countries under totalitarian control. That means things like low cost satellite receivers capable of working indoors, where the local cheka can’t find them.
    And some means of bypassing government controlled ISPs- that would be a boon in places like saudi and iran. I can’t understand why western governments aren’t doing this already.

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