Social institutions matter. They are needed -- and they need your help as an insider -- to adapt to our increasingly changing interconnected world. Nation-state boundaries increasingly matter less. Mobilization of people and ideas increasingly matters more.
With globalization, increasingly ubiquitous internet technologies, and increasing accessibility to individuals of scientific and technological capabilities previously available and affordable only to nation-states -- actions half a world away can, and will, affect others. Whether these actions represent positive or negative effects on our world depends on the knowledge and intent of those human actors.