• Where do we go, and how do we get there, if we no longer have a common dream as a society?
  • How can we deal with future crises if the forces of change are rendered ineffective by the forces of resistance? How long will we have to wait before our implosion? Where is the runaway threshold of our industrial society?
  • Moving from the law of supply, imposed by the promoters, to that of demand, where power now belongs to the consumer, how will s/he react to this new power?
  • Should the state play a facilitating role vis-à-vis the emergence of the local economy?
  • Should financial consortia not foresee a better social impact when investing in an environment?
  • Because all communication devices are now integrated from Internet 2, how will users move from local to global?
  • How do we move from the old elective democracy whose rules we know well to a participatory democracy when the mode of functioning is unknown?
  • If 80% of young people do not learn via traditional media but via the Web, how will they participate in the development of the social plan using only 140 characters?
  • Is the logic that organizes today’s media structure different from that which put in place social and economic structures?
  • What type of interface should be developed if more than 40% of citizens have serious difficulties in reading and then understanding what they have read? How can these basic or functional illiterates find ways to exist socially in the face of a government that puts all its communications on the Internet?
  • When will we say yes to transparency and openness of public data?
  • Are niches a new form of tribalization?
  • What human sacrifices will this passage require?
  • It has always been thought that space and time are the two dimensions of our world; Is not it rather space, time AND information?

(The Economist, 25 octobre 2008)