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Who Do We Choose To Be? by Margaret J. Wheatley

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SELF-ORGANIZATION: FACING REALITY

When Humans Self-Organize

We live with the most powerful vehicle for self-organizing ever known on this planet: the Internet. It is possible to find anything, connect with anybody, and organize groups around their interests at ever more discrete levels of personalization. And all of this within a matter of seconds. In the early days, this freedom to organize was intoxicating and exciting.

We found new ideas, information, support—the World Wide Web was inviting and spacious. The Web was able to grow so quickly and extend its reach everywhere because it made excellent use of the dynamic of self-organization.

The Web still provides all that, but now at a high price of incessant marketing, daily petitions for myriad ...

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