Individual pieces seem to be coming to the fore which together may coalesce into something much more advanced and qualitatively different than what we have now.
Imagine a citizen controlled network-of-networks. A kind of technical world citizenship outside corporate or nation-state control.
I think this is what Wael Ghonim really might have had in mind instead of what happened.
A work world that was fair and right on a global level past provincial notions of left, right and center.
What is obscured by local debate, often, is the technical backend that can: Make. It. Happen.
With a currency outside the control of the current generations of speculators (BitCoin), an information apparatus citizen controlled, fully encrypted, and also outside of our current corrupt and nihilistic institutions on-all-sides (Meshnets), and a development platform fully transparent, collaborative, and into ever-continual quality improvement (GitHub), some of the requisite technical pieces seem to be already there.
Of course, it could just be easier to yield to the current Internet Sovereigns—but this means turning our collective back finally on John Perry Barlow’s Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace—as what happens in 2013 is that we all live this no-longer-virtual reality, and well, we all have a right on this planet now to live fully-and-completely.