We can't predict what will become of him, and we can't know if digital natives will mature into progressives who care about access and privacy reforms. There's always room for wired neocons and digital Puritans, whose intimate history with the Internet will make them particularly good at legisutf8g censorship purges and invasive data mining. That's not the future I voted for, but I am always having to remind myself that's the future I may get. *
Annalee Newitz is a surly media nerd who is living in an alternate future right now.