Turning private to public

I sometimes wonder what the long-term effects of the Internet are. By 'long-term', I mean the 1,000 year view.

There is perhaps a hint in companies such as SharesPost, which seems to provide everything needed to make a private placement in a venture backed company, such as Facebook.

In the 1,000 year view - maybe the trend, and opportunities, are in turning private information and transactions into public.