One would hardly expect it from a program that is called after the Greek god of war, but Ares is in fact a tool that helps people from all over the world to come together and share with each other purely on a voluntary basis. It is nothing less than a blueprint for a social model of peace and harmony, where all share with all without the threat of violence and outside of any hierarchical order.
Ares, god of war, and Ares Galaxy, sharing tool
Ares is the Greek god of war, whose impressive inclination towards violence and battle was worshipped by the ancient Greeks in the hopes of claiming for themselves part of his physical prowess and divine might. His Roman counterpart was Mars, equally or even more famous for his insatiable thirst for blood and victory.
In this context, it is somewhat surprising that Ares Galaxy is a piece of free online software that has absolutely nothing to do with violence, war or battle. In fact, it now performs almost the exact opposite of the ancient role prescribed to Ares the God.
How File Sharing Brings Us All Closer Together
Ares Galaxy is first and foremost a file sharing tool. In this respect it bring us closer together by allowing us to form a network of likeminded individuals who agree to voluntarily share all kinds of files with each other.
In the Ares network (as well as the BitTorrent network which is of course also supported), we are all peers who are virtually equal to one another. There is no hierarchy, no chain of command, no central institution directing our behavior.
Ares may have been born the result of chunks of (open source) programming code, but the network is a spontaneous order which is formed only by its members who make up and form the whole by acting on it and through it. No form of social interaction is imaginable that is more benign and based on voluntary cooperation than a decentralized Peer-to-Peer network.
Additional Ways In Which Ares Galaxy Unites Us
Apart from the file sharing capabilities, Ares Galaxy is also famous for offering a multitude of additional features. The most obvious one that furthers interpersonal and international harmony is of course the chat function.
In the chat rooms of Ares Galaxy, people from all over the world can communicate with one another as long as the potential language barriers are not insurmountable. On the chat, people can air their grievances with each other, share their happiness and coordinate their activities.
Of course, we know that most of the chat rooms revolve around idle banter and file sharing, but the potential for unification through communication is obvious. Communication is the key to solving our differences and achieving harmony between the peoples of the world. At the very least, Ares Galaxy is not contributing to the problem our modern world is facing, and in the best possible scenario, the concepts on which it is based are a recipe for world harmony.