Greg, I couldn’t agree with you more! The Internet is enabling a sense of connectedness like never before, allowing us to see that there’s almost an unlimited number of people who care about the same things we care about. As the Internet-enabled population continues to skyrocket (imagine 6 billion people connected!) that sense of being part of something bigger than ourselves will only continue growing. It will help us see how powerful we all are and how the future of the planet is entirely in our individual hands.
Governments and corporations exist because we choose to let them. Those same organizations do and don’t do things because we choose to let them. When the meat of those organizations is so far away from us — when we’re so disconnected from them — it’s easy to feel powerless. But that’s changing as we all begin to see what a huge role we play in their existence.