The Nov. 5th Gillmor Gang reminded me about Thomas Barnett’s presentation about world strategy, globalization, and a realist view of “how it is” on ITConversations (from Pop!Tech). Most of you will really like it, esp. the
Commanding Heights set. It’s good stuff, and there’s a whole slew of more content on Barnett’s site.
As Udell smartly points out in the Gillmor gang, there’s a whole lot of IT-lingo in it, but it’s not really about IT at all. Listening to the summarized version of it again, it’s also weird how cyberpunk-world it sounds: I guess globalization and rapid technology adoption is one of the core pillars of cyberpunk.
Anyhow, Barnett’s talk is damn good, and funny as hell. You outta listen to it.