Truer words were never spoken. Just wait until the IoT takes hold, along with distributed AIA (Advanced Artificial Intelligence) all distributed via the Internet. The Internet has turned out be largely a "top-down" broadcasting service controlled by large ISP, large content creators, etc. Of course, they let us have our blogs and our Instagrams and our pathetic little selfie opportunities for fame like Facebook, Pinterest, etc, but the Internet is FAR FAR FAR from the liberating force that it was predicted to be at its outset.
This wasn't always the case; initially, the vig players- i.e. content creators, telecommunications providers, etc. resistedthe Internet, until they discovered human being's penchant for taking control of inter-communications. THAT is when commercial enterprise powers got interested; they have now found endless ways to control the Internet and leverage our wired human propensity for communication for profit.
ESPECIALLY if you are a younger person,
Ted Nelson's early ideas about the promise of the Internet Ted Nelson: "The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." http://www2.iath.virginia.edu/...
Highly recommended as a supplement to Piketty: http://www.amazon.com/Inequali...
Here's an excerpt from one of the reviews,on Amazon: "The author asserts that it is not morally wrong and that the conversation should be around the concept of - do you have enough (sufficiency) vs do you have the same as someone else (equality)."
This is a short book: highly recommended, along with Piketty.
"Never give in. Never give in. Never. Never. Never." -- Winston Churchill