Trump took the Presidential Debate to a whole new paradigm, especially when the whole world (at least the cyber space) was trolled by him, when he either accidentally (or intentionally) used “The Cyber”, instead of the internet. The segment of the debate was called securing America. All Leslie Holter had to do was pose this as the question“We want to start with a 21st century war happening every day in this country, our institutions are under cyber attack, and our secrets are being stolen. So my question is who’s behind it and how do we fight it?”
But Trump’s responses especially when he said “look at the mess that we’re in. Look at the mess that we’re in. As far as the cyber..“ That was it, the rest of the world started debating Cyber vs Internet. Let us try to understand the underlying meaning behind it (literally !)
According to the oxford dictionary “Cyber (adj): Relating to or characteristic of the culture of computers, information technology, and virtual reality.“and “Internet (noun): A global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols.”
Was it really that funny? That’s entirely moot ! But given the context, it definitely seemed so. Or at least that’s what “the cyber” felt.
— Joe Alicata (@wirelessjoe) September 27, 2016
From now on, when people ask me what I teach, I’m just going to say “the cyber.”
— Sarah Florini (@sflorini) September 27, 2016
Bed time. Gotta be up early to produce more content for The Cyber tomorrow.
— Jim Sterling (@JimSterling) September 27, 2016
sitting on my bed doing the cyber but running out of stamina
— Trei Brundrett (@clockwerks) September 27, 2016
“We have to cyber better.” #debatenight
— Mike Falzone (@MikeFalzone) September 27, 2016
As far as the rest of the world is concerned, the answer to this part of the debate was given much before.
Dear people outside America: Don’t judge us by our presidential election process, judge us by our Apple products.
— Aaron Levie (@levie) May 4, 2016