At SHARE Beirut, we chat with Quinn Norton, a freelancer at Wired and internet activity, who spoke about how we build systems that create effective change.
"A network is like a state of nature, and the way that a state of nature solves its problems is evolutionarily, so I don't think we know enough about the system that we're in to actually solve these problems by sitting down and thinking about it. I think we're going to have to learn by doing."
Norton talks about how the modern nation state will eventually transform, and how collective action also gives us meaning in a chaotic world.
"Meaning is the only thing more compelling than pleasure, and it is the thing that we will happily lay down our lives for," she says.