In some ways, this is more interesting than wars over oil (which may or may not be happening now, but it certainly will).
Unrelated, but also an element for the Future is Last Week is this gem- which sounds like it should be on Snopes. Y'all remember those lovely email forwards that lamented the fact that the US government was proposing a tax on email? Well, since there's a growing number of people not using old school, retro technologies like "Telephones" (who wants to use a communication medium getting on towards 100 years old! *gasp*) that the government wants to tax broadband, cellphones and VoIP.