Do you feel it?
Already the internet is changing politics. The global protests against ACTA, PIPA, SOPA and other acronym monsters were a clear sign.
Like other media – books, newspapers, telephone, radio, TV – the internet is changing how we get information.
But there is a much more important aspect to the internet.
It is the combination of everything the other media are. Plus, it is participatory. Not a one way street, not only a one-on-one diablog like the telephone.
Here comes a brilliant and entertaining speech, a TED talk, by someone much smarter than us. He explains, how the internet will (one day) transform how we govern ourself (sic!).
It must be fun, being a student and having a professor like Clay Shirky.