We live in a time of incredible technological change. It is characterized by significant dislocations of people, political infrastructures, capital formation, and material resources. It is fueled by significant investments in innovation and entrepreneurship at levels of public and private funding. The dimensions are global and empowered by enabling forces such as the Internet, Facebook, Twitter, Google, and a seemingly endless list of social media-based design and communication tools. They use a new vocabulary that enables rapid and international levels of collaboration. The implications of all this are just becoming understood.
The stage is set for this book’s premise in the first chapter. It ...