08 Jul '12, 12pm

Dot Earth Blog: 30 Ways to Foster Progress on a Finite Planet

[This is] the perfect moment for a burst of bottom-up progress, driven by the extraordinary efficiency and impact that can come from using the Web and other communication tools to connect an idea, expertise, or design with a glaring need. I’ve seen the potential in a host of arenas, from environmental education to disaster preparedness. There’s been a long-running race between the potency of human beings and our awareness, but the fast-expanding “knowosphere”—the interlaced, light-speed, super-cheap fabric of information and discourse enveloping the physical planet—can propel awareness into the lead for good…. Of course there’s plenty of potential for the web to amplify falsehoods, foment hatred, and facilitate violence, but I see the upside of connectedness completely swamping the darker possibilities…. When asked about global trends and human prospects, I used to call my...

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