The internet will revolutionise the very meaning of politics by Jonathan Freedland
Posted in: Government & Policy at 31/05/2007 07:08
The web could yet bypass government and existing political communities, and either expand democracy in the process - or stifle it
So the Washington journalist who warned me 10 years ago that the internet was doomed, that it would collapse under the weight of all those pages, was wrong. The internet is here and changing everything, the way we work, shop, communicate, even fall in love. But what of society itself? The industrial revolution changed politics completely, leading to universal suffrage, as well as modern socialism, communism and fascism. What will the internet revolution do for the politics of our own age?