You know that a technology has hit mainstream when the politicians start namedropping it in their speeches:
The argument is simple. We need the distribution of power to match the dispersal of information. We need the coordination of action to match the nature of interdependence. And in both tasks the social, economic and technological relationships that mark the world of Web 2.0 need to be exported to the political realm.
The pretender-to-the-throne-who-wasn’t, David Millband, speaks to a Google conference.
There’s some sentiments in there that are difficult to disagree with, but unfortunately his voting record is at odds with a lot of the speech: for ID cards, for control orders, for detention without trial, for Iraq and so on.