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This Revolution is a "Peer to Peer" revolution.
Governments, Banks, conventional Corporations and all the rest are intermediaries and were therefore redundant in the face of new tools and techniques for linking individuals "peer to peer".
As Gilmore (almost) said: "The Internet interprets Banks as Damage and routes around them".
I call this process "Napsterisation" and believe that alternatives are now emerging - as with all emergent phenomena - because they "out-compete" the existing forms.
ET is actually an example of the way that individuals are capable of linking together and forming a loose collective more powerful that its individual components.
I believe credit internediaries (for instance) are already in their death throes - that is what the current "Credit Crash" is - and that a networked alternative is already emerging.
The exact form that will take is not clear to me, but its inevitability is clear., and I do not give the current system even four years.
"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed"
Note modifying adverbial phrase!
She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
"Revolutionary change" in the sense of the replacement of our technological system by another, accompanied by some form of dramatic political change ... that's inevitable. Its a matter of when, not if.
Whether that dramatic political change will be something with a family resemblance to the New Deal, or something with a family resemblance to the Puritan Revolution, American Revolution, French Revolution, Russian Revolution, etc. ... I hope and work for the former (and it seems that Sara does as well), while fearing that it may be the latter if we don't get moving in time.
I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
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