Universal access to information is crucial to progress.
It’s fashionable to state that technology is taking over. That social media is a thorn in the side of society. It’s true, partially. Technology is changing our lives – instantaneousness is omnipresent now – but it’s changing our behaviour in a positive way, too. We live in an age of sharing and it’s time to be optimistic.
The biggest cultural and behavioural instigators, notably those born in Silicon Valley, want us to share. Jacque Fresco’s utopian idea of common heritage seems to be subliminally weaving its way into the fibres of human networks. People are sharing pictures, opinions, rooms, lifts, bikes – the list goes on. Besides the obvious environmental benefits that these (latter) Best Practices bring, we do still lack the facility for sharing the Best Practices that are capable of driving human progress.
A world where everyone has access to the best know-how is in reach.
A platform for sharing ready-to-use know-how, accessible to all, eludes us. Evolution has always been driven by communication. It continues by learning from one another, and that is something we do not do frequently enough. Fortunately, think tanks, startup studios, and discussion forums are all the rage today. But these are not accessible to the majority. A world where everyone has access to the best know-how is in reach. Where the sharing of information is ordinary. We have the infrastructure. We have the means to accelerate progress. Now we need the will.