Making Room for the Third World in the Second Superpower

I got ludicriously useful feedback from blog readers regarding the two posts I made in preparation for the talk Joi and I gave at O’Reilly ETCon. I just spent a couple of days revising the post I made on Feb 2 into something resembling an academic article. God and editors willing, it’s slated for inclusion in a book O’Reilly is planning to publish on Emergent Democracy. With that in mind, I’d love to solicit feedback on this piece, tentatively titled “Making Room for the Third World in the Second Superpower”.

An ugly HTML formatted version of the piece is available, as is a prettier PDF version.

I’m particularly interested in projects that I should include that I either don’t know about, or egregiously forgot to tip my hat to. Also, what do folks think of the title? I hate the term “third world”, but feel like it’s worth it for the consonance of setting it against “second superpower”.

Any and all feedback gratefully appreciated.

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