In the Observer Charles Leadbetter, author of We Think: Mass Innovation, Not Mass Production, describes how the web has empowered us to organize ourselves, create and do in a manner hitherto unseen. It's not exactly a new theme on PSFK – we've been tagging stories with ‘Our Terms Not Yours‘ for a while now, but he covers the recent empowered-movement history well with several examples. An except:

If ingenious games designers can inspire thousands of people to collaborate to solve a puzzle, could we do something similar to tackle global warming, keep communities safe, provide support for the elderly, help disaster victims, lend and borrow money, conduct political and policy debates, teach and learn, design and make physical products?

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