A recent UN report has declared that internet access is a human right.* While my immediate reaction was one of shock and dismay, I realized that I may be looking at it incorrectly. If internet access is a human right, and human rights must be granted to every human, then everyone has the right to read this website and all of my ideas that are posted on this website. So instead of the UN trying to undermine me, they’re actually trying to help my ideas get out to the rest of the world, although the cost of transmitting my ideas appears to be the correctness and defensibility of my dissertation.
So, dear readers, should I be thanking the UN for their help in the long term, or criticize them for their attempts to undermine my dissertation in the process?
*I am capable of carefully reading the article and noticing that they were claiming that you have the right to not have your internet disconnected by the government rather than being given internet access. However, that more careful reading would not have allowed the full force of my sarcasm.