"Humanity faces a quantum leap forward. It faces the deepest social upheaval and creative restructuring of all time. Without clearly recognizing it, we are engaged in building a remarkable new civilization from the ground up. ... What is happening now is nothing less than a global revolution, a quantum jump in history." —Alvin Toffler, The Third Wave (1980)
2015: The world of the electron and the switch. A vast ocean of knowledge and collaboration at our fingertips. The beauty of the baud. With access to the Internet, humanity is no longer limited to geographic location. Our communications network has great potential for facilitating social change on one hand and control on the other. How do we prevent ourselves from giving in to the lesser angels of our nature?
On these pages we are fleshing out a modest concept combining meaningful dialogue, offline and online communities, and civic engagement. The working title: Dandelion. Think of it as a book club, but for discussions about society, economics, politics, technology, and the natural environment. In the parlance of bygone times, a salon. One that espouses the hacker ethic, and encourages following up talk with action.
Do you want to help? Get involved, please.
Updated: Sun, 2015-10-18 17:04