No good deed goes unpunished or good idea is not perverted. Living life to the fullest is from the perspective of the participant. There are some who are naturally contrary. Up is down, right is wrong, light is dark, good is bad, and life sucks.
There are some who want more than their actions deserve and others who actions are based on being contrary. Opposition in all things is a stipulation of existence in this realm. Some people embrace it others endure it and most are motivated by it.
As the global mind emerged first in the form of the cloud and eventually in the enveloping electronic fog but eventually in the omnipresent digital present. Those who embraced it segregated themselves by adopting its presence in their daily existence. Those who feared it found themselves on the outside of the possibilities of what life had to offer. And those who opposed it schemed and planned for its demise.
In the past it might have been possible to exterminate who villages, practice with impunity genocide, or discriminate against a race or class of people. In the past it was possible to alienate the ideas of some against an idea or a population. In the past it was possible to obfuscate the real intent and promote lies and deceit. But not today. In the past it would take the passing of an individual to change the course of history. Today no bad deed goes unnoticed. No bad idea is not exposed. One’s discriminatory perspective is no longer valid in the face of constant information and real time feed back.
That doesn’t stop antagonism. There are those who reject the truth. There are those who refuse to submit. There are those who abstain from participation. And there are those who plan to destroy even if they don’t have a good alternative for a replacement.
It is those who write viruses, introduce Trojan horses, and submit malware into the system. There are those who plan to disrupt the power supply, interrupt the communications, and sabotage the infrastructure. There are those who disassociate themselves from the beneficial and associate themselves with the antagonistic.
The global mind handles that threat with redundancy, diversity, and a robust anti-antagonistic network. The good programs out number the bad. The protagonists out number the antagonists. The diversity of the world sub-divides and minimizes the impact of any misadventure while it allows the adoption and dissemination of adventure.
No antagonist is unnoticed and not attended to by mentors. No errant behavior is undetected and allowed to persist without a helping hand. No belligerent attitude is unaddressed or left to fester on its own. Antisocial tendencies are accounted for and allowed to persist in an atmosphere of help and understanding.
Before this was possible there were conflicts with antagonists and attempts to disrupt and destroy. There were concerns for state sovereignty and individual freedoms. However, the advent of the global mind was not confrontational or cataclysmic it simply infused itself into the daily lives of people. People who adopted it conformed their lives around it and found it to be desirable. States who allowed it were soon enveloped by the willingness of its people to obey the principles of citizenship the precepts of stewardship, and the advantages of cooperation. The people and states who refused found themselves outside of the good life and unable to live without uncertainty and subject to lies, deceit, and abuse.