BARRIERE POLITICHE, BARRIERE LEGISLATIVE
Capita che Howard Rheingold invitato a parlare alla O’Reilly Emerging Technologies Conference decida di lasciar perdere l’intervento che aveva preparato sul suo ultimo libro Smart Mobs per intervenire invece sui rischi per la liberta’ di innovazione che e’ oggi sotto attacco come mai prima di ora.
But vested interests — the music and movie industries, telecommunications companies and governments — are starting to clamp down politically and economically to protect their interests. “They would very much like to get us back to the days when there were three radio stations and one telephone company,” he said. “We’re going to have to fight to remain users and not be turned back into consumers.”