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  The Next Revolution: Smart Mobs
Subject:   we shouldn't hold our collective breaths...
Date:   2003-03-14 11:40:52
From:   anonymous2
every new technology has its evangelists claiming that, finally, this technology will reverse the social order and allow the multitudes to take back what is rightfully theirs from the evil overlords of the big corporations, etc. i'm not convinced. give everyone on earth a cell phone and guess what, those in power will remain in power. sure, they might change the name of their party or their slogans but so what. face it, chronic economic inequality is fundamental to human social existence. experiments to the contrary have failed miserably and cost untold millions their lives. technology serves those in power and always will. sorry to rain on your mob.