Four Attitudes Defining World 2.0

This article is a follow on from our previous post on Four Movements that Define World 2.0 where we highlight systemic changes that enable social and economic interactions that are redefining a new world.

World 2.0 is what we consider as a global effort to make sense of our current economic, political and environmental instability, and develop systems and relationships to overcome these challenges for the good of all. In this article, we show you four social attitudes that have emerged (and are still evolving) to make World 2.0 possible.

1. Innovation

With the current economy being what it is today, we can scarcely predict what its going to look like in a week’s time! Many people, especially those still at college believe that its best to take matters into one’s own hands. It costs almost nothing to start your own venture these days, and more people are likely to take 6 months off to give their ideas a shot at becoming successful. What’s exciting is that more and more new ideas are now focussed around technology and social good. And social market ecosystems have sprung up to support them.

2. Minimalism

What was at one time considered “fashionably minimalistic” is now everywhere. It is the design philosophy of many products today, most notably the iPad. A minimalistic attitude has also given rise to Collaborative Consumption, with people wanting to own less and share more.

3. Connectedness

In July, producer Ridley Scott and director Kevin Macdonald sent a request out to the world to chronicle, via video, a single day on Earth. They received 80,000 submissions and 4,500 hours of footage from 192 countries. The result – Life in A Day – is a movie that shows how much similar our lives are to those of people around the world. We’re all connected in humanity. Watch the trailer below.

4. Kindness

You may or may not have heard about Narayanan Krishnan or Jonathan’s Card. But you’ve definitely heard about the Occupy protests and Anti-corruption campaign. Whats kind about them? The fact that they are non-violent despite facing police violence. It pays to be kind, and this awesome video from Life Vest Inside says it very well.

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Amit Deshmukh

A hacker and engineer, Amit believes that technology, if put to good use could one day solve some of the worlds biggest social and economic problems.