Prof. Dirk Helbing of ETH and TUDelft recently gave a landmark lecture in Brazil which gives a broad view of what is going on right now and what we can DO TOGETHER to construct a Next Civilisation. See:
From 19: 33 on he explains a number of times what is going wrong, followed by how we can counter that to work in a better direction. For instance how we can get our individual freedom back & at the same time contribute to the general and long time interests of the communities.
All these actions need distributed and P2P cooperation supported by inspired technology whizzards and scientists who can look over fences and outside their windows.
Jaap van Till, TheConnectivist