The true battlefront of the 21st century .

“Then on September 11th, [Barlow] said he had a realization — that the 21st century would be one great struggle between open and closed systems across the planet — systems of belief, of national organizations, of boundary conditions (both real and virtual), of the ownership of ideas, etc. And these struggles would be intensified by technology, which tends to undermine elites and move communities towards democratization.”