“I am predicting 50 years of chaos,” said leading digital thinker Clay Shirky at the TEDGlobal (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Oxford, UK. “Loosely organised groups will be increasingly given leverage. Institutions will come under increasing degrees of pressures and the more rigid they are, the more pressures they will come under. It is going to be a mass re-adjustment,” he continued.
Digital technology is providing people with the tools to produce and share content like never before, and it is set to throw the relationship between them and institutions into turmoil, say experts.