What would a utopian global community look like?
That is a question I have been asking myself my entire life. The complexity of such an answer would require a book length discourse and a planet size computer. Potentially, if the internet continues to evolve, we might have the latter.
One of the benefits of watching animals is to realize that we have been behaving as no more than "just another animal", despite our remarkable ability to envision, build and create.
As a species we are stuck in an endless continuum of immaturity-we build, we acquire, we destroy and abandon those around us. Money continues to be poured into wars and their expensive toys, greed rules many of us and we fight for territories, wealth and status. It is irrelevant whether those social structures are ruled by oligarchs or feudalists or whatever new name we apply to them, the outcome is the same; the majority suffers. In one form or another this has been the case throughout human history.
But. We could evolve. Create new systems, avail ourselves of technology to make our lives less complicated, prevent illness rather than treat it for decades, improve both the quality and quantity of our lives and so on.
One option would be to have a Google like approach to science and innovation. Private or public companies that would take care of the mundanities of life and allow the thinkers and creators to come up with solutions in a playful think tank type of environment on their own schedule.
This is the type of wishful thinking that has always existed, but it is in many ways the internet and social media that may be used to move us dreamers forward.