Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I think the US - and everyone else - IS ready for a Revolution - and it is coming form the "Telluric" (© Migeru) changes going on as the Internet becomes embedded in our Society.

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" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sun Feb 24th, 2008 at 07:21:29 AM EST
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