Interconnected

Most of the time I get excited about how interconnected we are becoming. The way technology helps us to realise that our actions have consequences to others as well as ourselves. A harsh word posted while in a bad mood sends out ripples that we can see coming back to us. We can choose to take responsibility for those consequences and adjust.

But our interconnectedness can also have dire consequences. The amplifying effect of the web can turn a conversation into a mob, apparently innocuous data when combined can become life limiting, pulling the plug on data centres in our "just in time" food supply chain could have us fighting each other for bread outside Tesco within days.

With great power comes great responsibility. This was always true, but the responsibility is now more widely distributed than ever.