Czech Pirate Party received a certain minor media response when it was created. This was mainly due to the fact that it is a new type of party - it does not address social issues, it does not address health care, nor the economy, it does not address the environment or faith or minorities. It solves the platform of the third millennium, it solves the internet.
Although this may not seem true, today's Internet is only an Internet in its infancy - the real one IThe Internet will only become apparent in the coming years, when the Internet will become the most important platform for many media, when more money flows through the Internet than television, radio and the press combined.
The future Internet with a big I will be somewhat different. It will not just be a mess of web and communication services, where there is a stark wall of tags between two users, but a living and interactive sphere of the human world - in accordance with the nomenclature of spheres, we will call it the "datosphere".
What will be the difference between that datosphere and today's internet?
People perceive the Internet primarily as a network that is accessed from a device - PC, laptop, phone. TV, radio, print or billboards are strictly separated from the Internet - they are "neighbors" of today's Internet, they live next to it and compete with it.
But the datosphere will be something else. The Internet will be the basis - we call it the Internet, but rather it will be the Net - the network. Perhaps the name "medium" or "ultramedia" would be more appropriate for the future Internet. Television, radio, the press, billboards, party election posters, telephoning, almost all human activity will not live next to the Internet, but will live in it. The Internet will be the basis for all information, for all the data that is generated in the world. Proto Datosphere, proto ultramedia.
However, this makes the Internet the most powerful tool in the future - whoever takes over the Internet would almost gain dominance over the world, because the Internet will be equal to everything.
Many organizations, governments, authorities and companies are aware of this. Therefore, they try to control the Internet, because if they do not start influencing the content of the Internet now, the train will pass them and they will not catch up in the future. If the Internet remains free and independent, it would mean a completely free and independent press, radio, television… everything in the future. Which many people may not like.
The fact that the Internet creates a kind of data sphere, where the Internet will be the alpha and omega of everything, can be seen today - whether it is IP telephony, IPTV, social networks or small independent Internet radios. But these are only the first little steps.
And what do the pirate parties or our Czech pirate party have to do with it?
As already mentioned, they focus on the Internet. At his liberty, they embark on a difficult struggle against the most powerful people in the world, who are guaranteed to want to control that datosphere.
The problem, however, is that these facts are de-facto behind the scenes. Only a few (in the thousands) in the Czech Republic and those companies know about this possible future development. People outside continue to vote for conservatives or socialists, who attack them with questions of taxes, health care or the social system. People are not interested in the Internet, they only serve them by email or to search for some information, maximally for fun. They have no idea about blocking any site or trying to influence the Internet, about the free principle of the Internet and about the possible future consequences of the development of the Internet, they don't care, they don't care.
The Internet is such a marginal topic for most people that they would rather choose low taxes, a social system, cheap highways or save forests. They would rather choose general topics that they see everywhere than "about that computer" topics. When you ask an ordinary person on some of ČPS's topics about the Internet, he either out of ignorance agrees with what ČPS is fighting against, or he says "and what I ask for an Internet, how we will be, is more important." And maybe they don't even realize that the way they will be can be greatly influenced by the Internet in the future.
The ČPS voter will also be more of a young person, which is good for the future, but it also has a few disadvantages.
First, it is the volatility of this constituency. It is necessary to force them to go to the polls at all and then to force them to vote for ČPS. It might not be a big problem for people 20+, but it will be difficult for first-time voters and voters in general under the age of 20, simply because they are not very interested in politics and choose the most common ones according to the "color of the tie". on television or because they have no idea about internet political topics and they seem unimportant to them (the fact that they use the internet intensively does not mean that they understand it - this is true to a great extent among today's young people, take the majority person!)
So ČPS has really nice posters with the slogans "Free Internet" or "Revision of the Copyright Act", but so far they are only posters for ČPS fans. These topics are literally stolen from the majority voter who would send ČPS to Parliament.
The tasks of ČPS should therefore be as follows:
- Mobilize your fans and those who would most likely go to vote for ČPS - young people - as soon as possible and force them to go to the polls.
- Get in touch with the general public (pre-election meetings are not completely thrown away, although they may cost some eggs…) and tell them co is ČPS, what are the topics of ČPS, why ČPS topics are important.
- Convince the general public that the topics of the Internet are as important as the topics of general life. At best, turn internet topics into topics of general life.
- And again - to be in contact not only with Internet users, but also with the general public and also offer topics of a general nature.
- Attract attention.
ČPS's motto "the internet is our sea" is nice and in a way apt. However, for some political success, only the Internet is a small pond.