'Pandora's Box' is one of the well-known Greek myths.
Handing a box, Zeus warned "You never open this box" and sent a
first woman to the ground. She was Pandora.
Well of course, that's the way of the world, if we are said "never
open it" we can not help opening it. As 'Urashima Taro' a fisherman
in an old Japanese fairy tale did, Pandora became unbearable and
at last opened the box one day.
Hardly had the box been opened before numerous evil sprits such
as jealousy jumped out of the box all at once.
When astonished Pandora put the top on a box in panic, a small voice
came from the inside of the box and pleaded with Pandora for "Please
wait for moment. I haven't yet got out. My name is 'hope'"
ssion of a community itself.
I once thought, for a long time, that an atomic bomb was the 'Pandora's
Box,' and was convinced that a computer was the very 'Pandora's Box'
when it appeared, a personal computer in particular.
But I now began thinking that the Internet is the very, very 'Pandora's
Box.' Heaven alone knows what will come next or "Insha 'llah!"
The Internet seems to have opened a box which has never been opened,
but even so a box will be opened sooner or later. Once it was opened
we can not turn back any more, we cannot help soothing little evils
cleverly and, on the other hand, carefully bringing up a little fairy,
We may be able to summarize, so extremely but, that human beings have
changed over their society from a direct participatory community which
shares fate to indirect participatory which divides benefit through
such a time flow as the history of human evolution for millions of
years, the history of society formation for tens of thousands of years
and the history of civilization construction for thousands of years.
It is not clear whether the changes have been driven consciously or
unconsciously, or spontaneously or forcedly.
The Internet itself, at a glance, seems to be of a classic association
type, however it is not so simple if we carefully observe the Internet
including a variety of surrounding movement related to the Internet.
I cannot help thinking that a kind of counter-clockwise movement directed
to a community has been pulsating in the bottom of the Internet or
contrarily in its periphery.
I began thinking that the above movement, or it may be called side
effect, of the Internet may be closely related with the recurrent
terrorism not in the meaning of the information technology but in
the meaning of the paradigm.
Physical mobilization measures which has been relied on for a long
time and today as well, modern communication measures such as telephone
which occupies a line and global broadcasting or mobile phone which
uses today's satellite technique, they have been accelerating a major
trend from a community towards association, however the Internet has
been turning back to a community unconsciously and with energy which
may be able to set in the nuclear fi