The Constitutional Convention of 1787 was held in strict secrecy. Consequently, anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall when the proceedings ended in order to learn what had been produced behind closed doors. The answer was provided immediately. A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, "Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, "A republic, if you can keep it." ~ BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 1787
THE PICTURES BELOW SHOW WHERE THE LIGHTS ARE ON AT NIGHT ... THE PHOTO'S REPRESENT A COMPOSITE FROM NASA. ITS INTERESTING FOR TWO REASONS, 1) THE PHOTO SHOWS WHERE PEOPLE LIVE, AND 2) IT SHOWS WHERE THERE IS ELECTRICITY. BOTH ARE REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNET. THE SECOND PHOTO SHOWS NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA. THE LAST ILLUSTRATION REPRESENTS THE UNDERSEA CABLES PROVIDING THE LIGHT HIGHWAY UPON WHICH THE INTERNET TRAVELS. THE FINAL TABLES AND ILLUSTRATIONS REPRESENT USER DEMOGRAPHICS.
EVEN IF THE NSA COULD CAPTURE ALL THE TRAFFIC IT IS DOUBTFUL ANY USEFUL ANALYSIS CAN BE EXTRACTED WITHOUT HIGH LEVEL PROFILE, SELECTION AND FILTER.
INTERNET USAGE STATISTICS The Internet Big Picture World Internet Users and Population Stats
WORLD INTERNET USAGE AND POPULATION STATISTICS June 30, 2012