terça-feira, janeiro 05, 2010

O Bono prevê

"Ten for the Next Ten" do cantor Bono dos U2. Ele canta, ele encanta, ele dá-se com os Senhores que mandam no planeta e até tem alguns e bons pontos de vista.

Sobre os direitos intelectuais e de propriedade:

"Caution! The only thing protecting the movie and TV industries from the fate that has befallen music and indeed the newspaper business is the size of the files. The immutable laws of bandwidth tell us we’re just a few years away from being able to download an entire season of “24” in 24 seconds. Many will expect to get it free."

Sobre os direitos de poluir:

"One smart suggestion I’ve heard, sort of a riff on cap-and-trade, is that each person has an equal right to pollute and that there might somehow be a way to monetize this. By this accounting, your average Ethiopian can sell her underpolluting ways (people in Ethiopia emit about 0.1 ton of carbon a year) to the average American (about 20 tons a year) and use the proceeds to deal with the effects of climate change (like drought), educate her kids and send them to university."

Sobre as novas dinâmicas de poder:

"Increasingly, the masses are sitting at the top, and their weight, via cellphones, the Web and the civil society and democracy these technologies can promote, is being felt by those who have traditionally held power."

[Fonte: NY Times]