This is the first generation to come of age in the digital age. Don Tapscott says to under-30s, “You are the dumbest generation.”
The growing problems of the world — from climate change, conflict, poverty, water scarcity, infectious disease to economic stagnation — are not too hard to solve. Rather progress is stalled because our model is wrong. The good news is that traditional state based institutions such as the UN, the International Monetary Fund or the G8 summits are being supplemented and even eclipsed by non-state networks of civil society, the private sector, government and individual stakeholders. Call them Global Solution Networks.
RSA presentation on how new global non-state networks are offering powerful new solutions for cooperation, problem solving and governance.
Don Tapscott’s keynote at Digital Life Design conference 2013 where he shares his first findings from the research on how non-state networks may surpass international institutions, like the UN, IMF and World Bank, in their roles as global policy makers. Digital advancement enables these networks to form new patterns of connectivity, which were not possible on this scale ever before.
How do we get beyond e-mail to these new social platforms that include an industrial-strength social network?
Don Tapscott is interviewed at the Seoul Digital Forum by Director of Voices from Oxford, Dr Sung Hee Kim.