This video posted on buzzmachine about the future of news is great viewing as we watch the web and its evolution. An important part of the evolution of the Internet is seeing how the 5th estate evolves. One of the key foundations of democracy and capitalism is the ability for the people to watch the government – the very thing that newspapers used to do, and now are ending. The Internet is the new 5th estate – the watchdog of the governments and companies who history tell us will inevitably try to dominate the world. History shows us that Empires rise and fall and not all of them are benevolent. The end of “States” (the current way we divide up the world) is currently giving way, I believe, to companies, new empires that will rise on the tide of the Internet. This video is a glimpse into this one in an eon phase-shift in reality:

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid933850474?bctid=68049760001

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