I have been thinking about things lately and the state of the internet. I find myself having a huge internal conflict. I love technology and I love how it can improve our lives, but then I find myself hating the "fine print" that is coming with a lot of it these days. I am disgusted at the idea that my technology that I love so much is being used against me. That it is reporting every little thing I do to someone I don't know. The problem right now is that my options seem to be 1) accept that I'm going to be monitored by my tech every second of every day or 2) don't use the tech. This does not in any way seem acceptable to me. So I propose a new third option. I want to replace all the features that the big corporations offer with open source solutions. Not only that though. I want to take it a step past that. I want to replicate the kind of features that you get with google services but instead have it all handled my a local server. This to me seems like the most logical step. It has been proven that Governments and Corporations cannot be trusted with our data. So instead of giving it to them we instead need to build systems to replace those services with self hosted services. So what does everyone else out there think? Is this a good idea or just the ranting of a crazy man?