I think that it is a very HUGE place and the last hope for free speech. Lawmakers are proposing a bill that will allow the government to have more control over the net. They've already got their hands on the mainstream media and are now hoping to limit free expression on the web.
If we do nothing about this, we will all be sealed in with no access to any REAL information. Check out the IP Act, which would make the internet a TOOL for government propaganda. It essentially would become an illusion, rather than an information network. Please help us maintain internet freedom - visit Demand Progress for more information.