If you've been following the news, you know that Edward Snowden is narrowing down his options to find asylum outside of the United States. In the olden days, political maps were pretty true to their word. If you were in exile from your country and standing on the wrong side of the border, you were cut off from interaction and influence. But what are the rules on exile today, when space extends beyond borders and into ungoverned cyberspace? Throughout his time in the Moscow airport, Snowden has continued to communicate with the U.S., regularly updating his Twitter feed. To what extent is he in exile?
Do you foresee political boundaries making their way into cyberspace in the future, or do you think cyberspace should remain ungoverned? How does Snowden's (and less political figures: human rights advocates, music artists, etc.) permanent presence affect a globalized world? Is there any way to revert back to the politically-demarcated pattern of the past?