The massive WikiLeaks case showed the world that there is a lot of information that can be accessed through the Internet. The catch is that a lot of the information isn't public knowledge. The world wide web is a huge resource with thousands of new websites added every single day. However, the real gem of the Internet is that computers within companies can exchange information without the general public having access to this information. Imagine if the ultimate hacker got a hold of this hidden information.
WikiLeaks has opened up our minds, and showed us that no information can truly be encrypted or safe. There are people out there that will go to any means to access the information if they need it. We can encrypt and safeguard information all we want, but someone will find a way to break the code and access it.
Wikileaks has shown the world a substantial amount about how information might flow throughout the world, even from the highest places of government, but it also has shown the danger and frivolity of the same. While its very easy to debate the merits, dangers, or uselessness of the website, what it says about information access.
We are sometimes guarded from things we need to know by a government that has its own interests at heart. So a thing like WikiLeaks, while it might seem irreverent, is really doing society a favor by expanding our awareness about all the information we are not getting and should have.
WikiLeaks has expanded our view about the amount of information that it should be possible to access. Everybody has become vulnerable to the information that is leaked and are getting used to it. WikiLeaks seems to become a normal everyday thing now and people realize that any information out there could get out into their system.