Over the last year or so, I've started seeing news items that seemed to be straight out of one of William Gibson's near future novels. Strange technology interacting with society in unexpected ways.
This weekend there was another example at the Hugo Awards ceremony in Chicago. The ceremony was being livestreamed (which is sort of crazy right there, if you stop & think about it) when the host company's bots suddenly put the kibosh on the stream. The story, at least, is that there was nothing the host company could do about it. You can read the full story on io9.