What is a ‘big revolution’ anyway?
Why did I choose the name for this newsletter? No-one’s really asked, but given that it’s largely been focused on technology in recent weeks, you might assume that it’s all about technological revolutions. That’s a big part of it, but as today’s 'big read’ below shows, Big Revolution is broader than that.
Depending on what’s happening in the world, there might be a little more politics some days, tech on other days, maybe economics on another. It’s all about how the world is changing crazily fast these days, and trying to make sense of it.
It feels like, while lots of small things (and some big things) are changing quickly in the world right now, overall we’re seeing a 'big’ global revolution take place slowly – an enormous shift in who has power.
It’s not the people-powered revolution some thought the internet world bring, with greater democratic accountability and less corruption. Instead, it’s a far more complicated shift. People have more of a voice, but the interesting thing to watch is which groups of the most powerful seize the opportunities of this new world, by understanding it the best.
So, that’s what Big Revolution is about. And occasionally new gadgets.