Wikileaks deconstructs the world as we've known it
Wikileaks released another report yesterday. It reveals a lot about who pulls the strings internationally, (who knew King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was such a player?), and how they really talk and think.
Uncloaking state secrets in a manner unprecedented up until now, Wikileaks documents shine a light into how states operate and makes it unlikely that diplomats and national leaders will ever feel that they can operate in secret again.
No more backroom deals. No more presenting one face to the public and another where the decisions happen. No more lies protected by a cloak of silence.
Altering the world more radically than Facebook, Twitter, and Wikipedia combined, Wikileaks now leads the way in both safeguarding the future and potentially throwing it into peril.
Just as Facebook deconstructed notions of privacy, Wikileaks' release of a chace of diplomatic cables that will destabalize politicians and national leaders, until a new way of dealing with the truth becomes the norm.
Now we know. But what will we do with this knowledge?