President Obama practically begged the nation during his State of the Union address to invest in the internet to secure the future of democracy and bring about change.
But if social media really is such a powerful tool for change, why do we still struggle in this country with universal health care, drug law reform and gay rights? Why do we instead focus on which Doritos ad will be aired during the Superbowl?
Countries like Egypt and Iran routinely block websites because they fear losing control. Soon, bloodthirsty dictators will use social media to manipulate their citizens, forcing them to follow their status updates with an iron thumb.
Today we predict what 2011 will be like by looking at the events and trends that made the headlines in 2010 and warping them into the future.
Joining us is LA based puppet artist Marsian Delellis- described as “a crazy hall of mirrors on which society can see itself.”
Listen as we introduce new words like “ripsters”- people that rush to announce a celebrity deaths online and gagaflauge- dressing up flamboyantly to divert attention.
Plus, new ideas that will shape your world like the Armageddon of Apocalypses, Trans-Modernism, mirco-fruits, temporary face-lifts, ironic junk food, and CashCats.biz a hot new site in 2011, because in these difficult economic times, sometimes the thing we need to see is a sassy kitty rolling around on a pile of money.
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