I just did a guest post on Chad's blog about this new experiment and what it means for indy media.
Is it just pie in the sky net dreams?
Can anybody make a difference?
There's a lot of things in the world that could use some fixing right now (Shrub, I know you're listening...)
Can we take back the media?
Can we fix our broken political machine?
Educate our children (and adults)?
Take care of the poor and sick?
Keep our planet from becoming a barren wasteland?
Keep religious wackos from blowing us up (don't point Shrub, I'm talking to you too)
Tech alone won't do it.
I've come to the conclusion that the last great barrier that we have to conquer is our territorial primate brains. We're like these freaked out chimps, wandering around screeching into cell phones and beating on keyboards. Technology has completely passed us by. We really haven't changed in 200,000 years. We can just fling our feces farther and with greater accuracy.
We need to figure out why we do what we do, and how we can change or short circuit our monkey brains.
Time to evolve.