The Internet's Coming Role
Breaking Through the Walls
Realizing the Internet's Potential--
From Politics to the Arts
More effective use of the Internet can enable political candidates without fame or massive financial resources to be serious contenders.
Expanding the supply of gatekeepers online can allow many more musicians to connect with people who will enjoy their work.
Additional online gatekeepers can also enable visual artists to finally reach their natural markets.
More effective use of online dissemination methods can transform and revitalize the written word.
Future distribution via the Internet can foster the growth of media unlike anything we're currently familiar with.
Ultimately, the most important upcoming innovation in the arts is one that can enable a multitude of others.
Emerging technologies may alter the power equation on which today's cognitive order is based.
Internet-originated forms of communication could displace many periodicals--even books.
Internet-originated forms of communication can remove the caste distinction between writer/producer and reader/consumer.
Net-based forms of communication could re-enfranchise knowledge and policy sources now elbowed aside by celebrity mega-media.