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The BBC World Service recorded an interview on the MIT campus today with Media Lab Director Joi Ito about the Internet’s impact on politics and economics. Here’s the description from the BBC site:

What If… We Could All Talk To Joi Ito?
Joi Ito is one of the great pioneers of openness on the internet. He has claimed that it will become “the pillar of democracy for the 21st Century”. But with Egypt’s so-called Facebook revolution in serious jeopardy and anxieties all over the world that the web is being used by governments to spy on their citizens, is this optimism misplaced?

Listen to the interview here.