MindBullets: Twitter faces sanctions at the UN. (20 April 2012)

If I left out the dateline on this FutureWorld MindBullet, that could well be considered "click bait" :) But I didn't. So view this like it's intended! An interesting future scenario.

Obviously written off the back of the London Riots, it deals with a really what happens when the "power pendulum" swings all the way to the man-in-the-street. I use that metaphor mostly when referring to the relationship between brands and customers, but it works in terms of politics and societal issues as well.

What happens when social gets too powerful? When we're all too connected? The high road scenario might be a world in perfect balance. Politicians and companies that really care, because if they step out of line, they get crushed. But a more likely low road scenario, especially in the near future is that humanity does what humanity always tries to do: impose systems of control.

I particularly love the sentence where China looks back at the UK and goes: "Duh, guys, we knew this all  along".

Food for thought eh?

MindBullets are a fantastic series of articles from the FutureWorld group. Essentially they're news broadcasts from the future, showing us examples of just how quickly our world is changing, and where it might take us. Explore further MindBullets or read more about the FutureWorld Group


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