It's hard with our limited "individual human" perspective to see where any there's any bright spot here for anyone besides the corporate behemoths. As the Big Six in the publishing industry undergoes some really nerve-wracking restructuring and mergers, and there has even been talk of B&N closing some stores, it's hard to stay optimistic. Can there actually be a light at the end of the tunnel?
I'm no historian or economist, but I see signs that this is the way our society will go in the way that the currently rare community collective is portrayed wistfully and enviously. It may not happen in our lifetime, and it will be drawn-out and ugly: the corporate behemoths will have to devour themselves or be devoured by their own greed before this revolution will occur. A lot of people--good, honest, hard-working people--will suffer until we get to that point, where corporate greed finally turns around and the spirit of the community finally triumphs.
I have faith that when the Corporate Age ends, a new age will begin, and it will be the Community Age.