The Internet is a new medium of communications and a new engine of innovation and wealth creation that radically drops collaboration costs. It profoundly changes the way we can orchestrate capability to innovate, to make goods and services, to create wealth and even create public value. Communities are working together in new ways on shared concerns, endeavors and challenges. People everywhere are collaborating like never before, sometimes on an astronomical scale to reinvent our institutions and sustain our planet, our health and our existence. From education and science and to new approaches to citizen engagement and democracy, sparkling new initiatives are underway, embracing a new set of principles for the 21st century — collaboration, openness, sharing, interdependence and integrity.
We’re convinced that the world now has nothing less than an historic choice: reboot the old models, approaches and structures or risk institutional paralysis or even collapse. It’s a question of stagnation versus renewal. Atrophy versus renaissance. Peril versus promise.
Let’s face up to the new realities stop tinkering with our institutions and society. Let’s become leaders for this new emerging age.