Nowadays, innovation paranoia isn't as prevalent, though it does exist here and there (Verizon's recent attempts to thwart the city of Philadelphia's efforts to deploy broadband via Wi-Fi is a good example).
The movie leads to thoughts about existent and nascent technologies/services, allowing serious changes to business/profit models:
- VOIP...sorry telcos
- File sharing...sorry movie companies
- Wi-Max...sorry mobile providers
- stain-resistent clothing...sorry detergent and washing machine makers
- stem-cell therapies...sorry drug manufacturers