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As the Internet Age sprang up, idealistic talk blossomed about the unprecedented freedom and individual empowerment that it would bring us all. What few realized is that this utopian period of rapid innovation and free use will almost inevitably succumb to a corporate consolidation that will affect how we communicate. According to Columbia University professor and policy advocate Tim Wu, this dire outlook isn't just speculation. Citing the history of great 20th century information empires including Hollywood, the broadcast networks, and AT&T, he argues that we should prepare for one giant entity taking control of American information. An impressively researched conversation starter.