There is an overabundance of information, discourse and content about SOPA, PIPA and what this means to our world. Do you need to cut through the clutter and get a simple and clear description of, exactly, what the challenges are? This 13-minute TED presentation by Clay Shirky (author of Here Comes Everybody and Cognitive Surplus) is absolutely amazing.
A consumption only Internet? If this doesn't make you care about the future of technology, I don't know what will.
If this still isn't clear, maybe Jon Stewart can help you understand it (nerds!!!)...