The quotation is from a series of forecasts and conjectures culled by Kevin Kelly from the first five years of Wired magazine. Internet years of course. Brenda is right (or was right - the quote's from 1993): the trajectory of the Internet is away from content dissemination to content creation - and the technologies available to us (blogger, Facebook, twitter etc) fuel that trajectory. But the most exciting thing to me right now is the revolution under way in the manipulation and communication of data. Information is Beautiful (whence the image) is one of my favourites.
In the world of immersion, authorship is no longer the transmission of experience, but rather the construction of utterly personal experiences.
But we are only in the foothills of what is to come. Today we mine data: tomorrow we will sculpt it. As the poet Frederick Turner put it in Art Recentered: A Manifesto: the experience of truth is beautiful. And if you don't believe me, check this out (fast forward to 4 minutes if you're in a hurry):
(ht Techneos). It's a, gulp, Microsoft product by the way. We heart Microsoft. Honest!