Nobody will be conned into voting against their own interests. The political spectrum will be wiped of idealistic but empty promises which benefit nobody. The world could be changed for the better; only slightly, only imperfectly, but for real.
The Kindle and other e-reading device are a huge opportunity for writers. But they are not just about new ways of distributing our work to readers - although that is what most writers have concentrated on so far. They are also an opportunity to tell stories in a new way.