Here is a bunch of videos that where presented in TED that talk about open source. It’s interesting to see how many ideas are shared by all the different presenters, but each has a different point of view. In all of them it’s obvious that some very big thing is happening.
Clay Shirky: Institutions vs. collaboration
Yochai Benkler: Open-source economics
Howard Rheingold: Way-new collaboration
Cameron Sinclair: TED Prize wish: Open-source architecture to house the world
Larry Lessig: How creativity is being strangled by the law
To me the more interesting idea is the fact that effective collaboration is making institutions irrelevant.
Not really open source related, but computer science related:
George Dyson: The birth of the computer