Here is a talk by Cory Doctorow on the future of computers given the impulse by corporations to control "rights" that require them to tie down their "customers" in thousands of ways to ensure maximum profit:
Skip the first 2 minutes of intros to get into the Doctorow talk.
A full transcription of the talk can be found here.
Cory offers up lots of thoughtful points. This video is well worth your time.