The future...

The future that Wired evokes belongs to a single population—the digerati—who are happy to tout their experience as universal. The information economy emphatically does not mean “reenacting the Creation” for most of its workers. Data-entry workers, shop clerks, and the warehouse staff at amazon.com will face the same problems as ever—depressed wages, battles over benefits, barriers to unionization, and inadequate political representation in a Congress whose resemblance to the House of Lords is for them a matter of economic class more than of anachronism. Their situations will be the less stable for the “creative destruction” of firms and industries that Kelly celebrates. Tribalism will do them little good, as is generally true of lesser tribes.

The God of the Digerati by Jedediah S. Purdy