The Global Village
As Marshall McCluhan predicted way back when there was no world wide web, communications will pave the way for a true Global Village. It is happening right now and we get to be a part of it!!
Big deal? Indeed it is. It levels the playing field and blurs the line between the have's and have not's. It is the foundation for a global economy based on free trade of information and services. The three class system we know today will evolve to some degree by seeing the middle class swell to include 99% of the worlds population. Sounds like communism in its purest form. Never thought the internet would turn you to a commie, did ya?
It is too bad all those morons trying to block free wifi in metro city locales(SF!!!!!) can't pull their heads out of their asses long enough to learn the benefits of connecting people.