The Future of the Web (and what you can do about it) [video]
by James Corbett
Boiling Frogs Video
June 26, 2012
We should not kid ourselves about the challenges that we face in the coming years. It was a small oligarchical faction that by and large shaped the public’s understanding of the world in the previous information paradigm, one in which a handful of centralized corporate entities controlled almost all of the information that the average person read, heard or watched on any given day. That faction’s constituency congregates at the CFR, or Chatham House, or Bilderberg, and they are still economically powerful. The media moguls, corporate chieftains, and corrupt politicians who have the most to lose in this information revolution know which side their bread is buttered on and know that in order to maintain the control over society that they once enjoyed, they will have to restrict the freedom we presently enjoy online. Whether that is through “Internet ID” or domain-level censorship or something else entirely, we know that our ability to exchange information freely online is a freedom that we cannot take lightly.