What are the new commanding heights?
It is very clear what those in control of Google aim at: the control of data and information.
Controlling data and information at global scale gives one more power than one gets from controlling value exchange systems. Monetary systems can become open, transparent, decentralized, based on distributed trust mechanisms. Markets can become freer, more open. The multitude can be allowed to play freely in those spaces. Production can become even more distributed, with the advance of CNC and 3D printing. But WE will still not be free if we don't have control over our data and information!
The control of data and information is the new commanding height the new elite wants to create and occupy. Think about it. Screw it well and deep into your mind! This idea should guide all our future actions. We need to avoid the formation of this new leverage of power. We need to prevent it reaching a critical mass, to become an attractor from which it will be very hard to escape.