Society 2.0???

After reading the Cluetrain Manifesto, I wonder about the implications of such conversation on society; I was wondering about the design of society. Thinking back to childhood, I remember my parents and grandparents talking about their jobs and how one moves "up" the job ladder. This readings suggests that the interaction of Web 2.0 is creating a structure that is no longer hierarchical. Instead it is referred to as hyperlinked. Skills are valued as compared to loyalty and age. If people have a tendency to no longer move "up," where would they go...over??? Visioning this system in place, I wonder what implications those thoughts will have on society. Will the timeless adage of "survival of the fitness" have more meaning, telling workers that no matter how old you are, you need to keep up with the knowledge of the times? Will companies, businesses, educational systems, etc. be responsible for upholding the training of their more established employees or will those responsibilities fall on the shoulders of the worker? Either option has economic implications. I would be curious to hear your thoughts regarding what such a structure, one built on conversation - the exchange of knowledge as goods, would look like. Can you visualize Society 2.0?