Will the Internet transform government?

When the printing press became available  it was first used for printing erotic novels, then 150 years later for scientific journals -- likewise with the Internet -- first pornography -- then democracy?

Using Internet technologies such as peer-to-peer sharing, wireless, software for social creation, and open-source development will enable new kinds of cooperative structures to flourish as a way of getting things done in business, science, as an alternative to centralized and institutional structures.

For more watch Clay Shirky's TED Talk.