In 2006, Time named “You” the person of the year. The web, “a tool for bringing together the small contributions of million of people and making them matter” made it possible for us to collaborate and build community in new, dynamic and scalable ways.
Power is no longer held by the few. it is possible for “the many” working together to “not only change the world, but also change the way the world changes.” We each have the power to tell our own story, to contribute to projects with people we do not know and may never meet and develop products that are freely available, and to keep in contact with far flung friends and family.
Time closes with a charge that we should adopt as our Big Hairy Audacious Goal, “This is an opportunity to build a new kind of international understanding, not politician to politician, great man to great man, but citizen to citizen, person to person.”
Let’s do it in 2007.