We are in imminent danger of losing the full civic and democratic value of The Internet. As of now, ISPs can record our internet activity, invading our privacy at will to record and purvey any and all data describing our internet behavior. Worse yet, they are posed to enter the business of controlling what we can access, upon the loss of net neutrality. Verizon, Comcast, et al. will place themselves in the cable-TV business, selling "enhanced" access to "channels" of internet sites. Censorship, carried-out through various modes, will be commonplace, and freedom of speech a thing of the past. The old joke told to travelers who are lost: "Can't get there from here.", will become true.