A new golden rule?

Used to be he who owns the gold makes the rules, but now it's turning into he who owns the information pipeline makes the rules. Will these owners be our governments? If they aren't the owners then who will have the power? Watch the UK's David Cameron and his very interesting take on money, politics and how technology's impact on information and persuasion might change government's role into a less powerful one. Certainly the private sector and larger corporations are less powerful due to the depth of information at consumer's fingertips. We decide winners and losers instantly - and we've become quite fickle in the process. Will this extend to politics? Some say it already has.