The MacBride Report, aka "Many Voices, One World" is a fascinating forecast of what an internet-connected world would look like. It was written in 1978-1979 and published in 1980 by UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
Among the things it predicts are the rise of 24-hour news outlets, politically slanted news channels, new forms of government censorship, the domination of English as a common form of communication, memes, Facebook, and more.
Scroll to any page I guarantee you'll read a fascinating (and likely accurate) view about our modern world, written decades ago.
I tracked down a scanned copy of the report and ran it through an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program so that it can be searched, and also to shrink the size. Three versions are available here:
For more information, check out the Wikipedia page here.
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