It’s Never Been Easier to Change the World
November 23rd, 2015 | Rachel Tepper, Operations Manager
You, dear reader, are one of the luckiest people to have ever lived. With technology, you can spread an idea for social change, prototype the invention that saves millions of lives, connect to influential people and do it all from a single computer. In the history of the world, no one has had access to so much knowledge, wisdom and tools like you have today.
If you wanted to get 80% of the worlds population to sign a petition against pollution, you could do it. If you wanted to make a social media site designed to help people make friends in other countries, you could do it. If you wanted to (fill in crazy goal) to help (fill in type of person) learn/recover/heal with (fill in technology) you could do it.
As an example, it once took entire government agencies to put a human into orbit. Now, Space X, a relatively small organization, is the first private company to put a rocket into space.
People used to say, “build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.” It just so happens that, with technology, the metaphor of the mousetrap can be just a tiny spec of an idea and the potential to make it happen.