Here at the Vision, we have been stressed about working on and researching quite a bit of hard-hitting news recently.
It was refreshing to wake up to a Timehop reminder that Friday, one year ago, was spectacular. It included net neutrality, llamas and blue or white dresses.
One year ago Friday, we had the greatest day in human history.
Let us recap:
12 p.m. – The Federal Communications Commission passed net neutrality. This was a huge win for every person in America. You really only could have hated it if you were at the top of a large Internet corporation, like Comcast or Verizon.
2 p.m. – Oh my God, there are llamas running around. Everyone is watching this llama chase. This is the greatest day ever, first net neutrality, now we are all watching llamas run away from police on the Internet. What a wonderful day.
2:30 p.m. – I’m sitting in class on my computer watching llamas being chased by police. This is wonderful.
3:30 p.m. – Well now that is over, today has been a good day. Surely nothing else too crazy is going to happen today.
4:30 p.m. – Guys no, that dress is 100 percent white and gold. There is no way it’s anything but that, you are all ridiculous.
4:35 p.m. – Oh my God, it’s totally black and blue.
4:40 p.m. – Nope I was right the first time, definitely white and gold.
5 p.m. – I think I may be going crazy.
3 a.m. the following morning – I still don’t know what color this dress is.
The day began early with simply wonderful news, with the FCC deciding to regulate Title II of the Communications Act. This was a great way to start the day because it means that big cable companies could not throttle Internet speeds or allow for paid fast lanes.
But the enjoyment continued just a few hours later when two llamas, one black and one white, were on the loose in Arizona. These llamas caught the world on fire, blowing up Twitter and other social media.
The llamas may have been captured by authorities, but not before capturing our hearts.
To top it all off, the Internet exploded even more once a picture of a dress was posted on social media. The debate was fierce; was the dress white and gold or was it black and blue?
I still say white and gold.
It’s difficult to imagine a better way to use our net neutrality other than with a llama chase and an Internet-wide argument on what color a dress is.
In a world where we have to deal with Donald Trump every day, it’s nice to look back at the good times in history.