There’s a wonderful sequence in the past season of Doctor Who, in the episode The Stolen Earth, that illustrates the power of sociable technology.
The Doctor’s got my phone on the TARDIS, but I can’t get through.
That’s why we need the subwave – to bring us all together. Combined forces.
And we’ve got Mr Smith! He can link up with every telephone exchange on the Earth. He can get the whole world to call the same number, all at the same time. Billions of phones calling out, all at once!
Martha, is that you?! It’s a signal…
Can we follow it?
Oh, just watch me.
After the Palm Pre is in the hands of we puny humans!