>>102071>When one sees how much the internet today has been stripped of any of its revolutionary potential
You can't just download and install socialism, that was idealist, but it hasn't lost revolutionary potential, a socialist state could use it for cybernetics. Ok they have to take out the security holes first. >but this time it feels like capitalism has hit a roadblock with this process and gave rise to a technology that could potentially be a threat to the very existence of the system, and thus it had to strip it of any meaningful difference between it and older communication technologies.
In Marxist terms capitalism has become a fetter on the means of production and by downgrading the internet it becomes a less competitive economic system. The open internet was less dangerous to capitalism than what the tech-bourgeoisie is doing now. On the open internet the capitalist system was very diffuse and could not be attacked, the tech bourgeoisie is moving the internet to concentrated data centers that are vulnerable.>So what do you think? Will this process still continue uninhibited in the future and the internet will just become just one massive intellectual prison for all of humanity.
My prediction is a brain prison in the near future, but it will get better. The feudal lords and the clergy couldn't stop the enlightenment and the industrial revolution, but they did hold it back.>could this be the start of a new process where the very productive forces of society don't even function properly with capitalism?
You mean information isn't a real commodity because it has to be sold above exchange value, because cost of reproduction is nothing ? That is a contradiction that makes it inefficient but capitalism dies because of the falling rate of profit, not because of technology.