The Wild Wild Web
Concerns are growing that huge areas of the internet could be under threat from developers if steps are not taken to curb commercial activity in the next few years. Much of the internet is wild and largely unexplored and, with very little legislation in place to protect it, unscrupulous enterprises are at liberty to plunder its resources and disfigure its natural beauty.
The damage has begun already. There are some domains that are already dangerously unstable due to uncontrolled data mining and insanitary conditions elsewhere have contributed to the spread of viruses and malware, making many sites virtually no-go areas.
"What we need to think about are our children," said tearful campaigner Georgina Modem, chief officer of the World Wild Wide Web Fund. "How will they surf the web when we've used it all up?" she bawled. "Will my unborn child be able to amble innocently along the information superhighway, free from cares and worries, or will there be nothing left but a fetid pit of clickbait, dodgy porn and videos of people opening packages? Oh please, won't someone think of the children!"