Thursday, November 17, 2011

Five Interesting Things Sean Parker Said Yesterday - Technology Review

More Parker prognostications

1. He plans to remove the influence of money from politics.

"Politics for me is the most obvious area [to be disrupted by the Web]," said Parker. "Campaigns themselves, and all forms of special interest groups and PACs are driven by huge amounts of cash. If you're a PAC you're spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to mobilize single issue voters. Taking money out of politics with campaigns is possible through social media. Like with all of these other groups, they're spending a fortune basically for maintaining a mailing list, and that can be done basically for free using online tools. There's huge potential for disruption."

Five Interesting Things Sean Parker Said Yesterday - Technology Review

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