I think you do have it Francisco, Silicon Valley is about the synergy of the people, but just as cloud computing is becoming real with the internet, cloud innovation, with people networking and innovating without the need to have a whiteboard in the room with them, is the next step.
This really isn’t a meta-internet, it’s simply an extension of the functionality that’s already there. Be prepared for completely virtual teams.
An interesting question then is what are the personality types that will function best in this virtual environment? Will it be the same type who work well in an office? I rather think not. There’s a need to be able to have a virtual meeting of minds, and create synergies with other people who you only know through your online environment.
I’m in, essentially, a completely virtual company right now. It’s an interesting experiment in pulling off projects when you pretty much never meet the other folks on the team.