As you may have noticed I'm deeply involved with www.ournet.news, an idea that percolated through Michael Brodie, that is gradually gathering ground.
We've embarked on a journey to help people and communities regain control of the Internet, which like so many areas of our lives, is drifting towards the ownership of a decreasing number of powerful organisations and individuals.
We want the web - possibly the greatest invention of our times - to empower the greatest potential of humans as well as line the pockets of a few profiteers, who have clearly delivered us some great innovation and social change.
Key to our vision of a cyberspace for a world that works (for all) are the concepts of trust, decentralisation of ownership, and reward for time usefully spent online.
The technological basis for these aims is blockchain technology, which promises to be one of the most disruptive and helpful advances in recent times; one that arose from the financial crash of 2008.
The attached article is a great introduction to the idea - https://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/networks/blockchains-how-they-work-and-why-theyll-change-the-world
If you can't be bothered to read its entirety, just consider the possibility that it could undermine and replace ideas like Spotify, Uber, AirBnB and every area of finance - to the advantage of our greater good, within a few years.
Whilst many recent ideas have been claimed by the profit motive, this advance - by the very nature of its design - might be beyond such claims, making it a truly disruptive and evolutionary step for us all, not just a money-minded, fearful minority.