What New Power Looks Like


A good overview of new power (decentralized, cooperative, DIY, transparent), versus old.


  • New power is the deployment of mass participation and peer coordination — these are the two key elements — to create change and shift outcomes.
  • Old power is held like a currency. New power works like a current. Old power is held by a few. New power isn’t held by a few, it’s made by many. Old power is all about download, and new power uploads.
  • Once you have an experience of new power, you tend to expect and want more of it… that experience tends to embolden you it tends to make you want more participation across more aspects of your life. And what this gives rise to is a set of values.