In what ways does the web and new technology make you feel optimistic and hopeful about the future?

Offscreen Dispatch

In the latest issue of the wonderful Offscreen Dispatch newsletter, readers are asked the above question. Click through to the form which collects responses, there a few follow-up questions:

Are there specific technologies or developments that make you optimistic? If so which ones and why? Can you already see these development having a positive effect?

Responses are supposed to be under 220 characters! I guess they want a wide range of snippets for the next print magazine.

It’s a tough one. In fact, most of the answers I gave in a research interview for the Innovation Unit yesterday focused on how royally shafted we are right now. Dai and I discussed some of the reasons for this in the latest episode of our podcast last night.

OK, so positives? Here goes (in <220 characters):  

I’m particularly optimistic about the rise of platform co-operativism as an alternative to platform capitalism. There’s a groundswell of people looking for alternative ways of working together for the good of society.

There we go. I’ve submitted mine. What would you say?