The old net died at last. We watched and did nothing.
The project has failed.
d . .
Doesn't matter now.
[WIP, temporary explanation, may be rewritten a few times] It started a few years ago. Although I didn't experience the entire old internet at the time, I was able to be a part of it in its last few moments, when it was still livable, and a place where escapism, free speech, privacy and so on were still possible. But I saw, witnessed, replayed in my head what the Internet was becoming. A centralized place, where privacy was being lost over time, where people's idiocy was being encouraged and accentuated, where the internet was no longer a place for expression and communication and real encounters, but rather a kind of amalgam where people are unknowingly manipulated on a massive scale. Bots, corporations, money, sponsors, advertisements, globalised hive mind, collective hysteria, and so on were now present. Social networks quickly took over the forums (and I even remember that at the time, there was even an ice cube chewing forum), for the worse. And the worst part was that I couldn't do anything about it. I saw the people of the old net slowly leaving somewhere else, I saw the stupidity of people all over the social networks (which I think should never have existed), and I was slowly losing the feeling of escapism I had back then. But today, it's all the same. Politics, conflict, insults, ideologies (and I won't mention which ones for the moment, although the more perceptive among you might know after spending some time on my website what I'm referring to), lack of privacy, and much more. One YouTube video that confirmed my thoughts was this video from Glink. And I saw it years ago. Nothing happened. The internet of that time seemed to be only nostalgic ruins, where its former inhabitants either left the internet or remained silent in the darkness of the net. So I decided after long periods of self-doubt about the project, about my abilities to lead it, about my skills (non-existent for the most part), to give it a try for time. I don't care if I have to spend years on it. I would make this forum where I would hopefully gather people who like me hate the new Internet, who loved the old Internet. Who found themselves in it, who loved it, but who have been separated from it. It's a clumsy project and I admit it, because I have little or no real preparation. But it's better than waiting for a miracle. For those who want to speak to me or be a part of the matrix server in the time being, check the "want to chat" page, you'll have to use matrix tho.EDIT 31/01/2023: And it died.
Nope. Our name match simply because I did not know some had already took this name. If you see any AetherNetwork page or forum or youtube videos that concern Gmod, minecraft, or any kind of videogame, including an AetherNetwork discord.gg server, it is not us. The only places that are from us are this website and our matrix server, as well as a discord server that isn't public yet,
and I do not know if I will make it public(check bottom page for that!) for a few reasons (1) (2).
Not much way to do so now.
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