Yes, we can and will manage as the realisation that we have the tools for success here in our hands - Laptops, Notebooks, Blackberrys, iPhones and more are gifting real power to the people for more than viral marketing - next should be viral humanitarianism.......
It is hard to change from the old habits of our teens, just the emphasis is different now.
The opportunities that the web give us for communication should ensure we obtain the more permanent linking of people that mass demonstrations and media have not been able to sustain. We just need that connection to be cemented with the trust that comes from common needs - and hard ships that are growing from financial woes are another aspect of those common needs....
When I no longer am a "Rebel at heart" who react on injustices, feel for those who suffer and are weak, worries for the abused children and those without food and water, possess compassion for the victims of war and violence and for nature disasters.
Then I hope I am long ago gone. Since I have lost the characteristics of being a human,namely empathy and love for my fellows
We have that inherent characteristic of stubborn campaigning for the people we recognize as our most dependent or vulnerable brothers and sisters. I think that is suppressed in many who avoid disturbing the daily routines they were taught. Some are just too timid to open their hearts, fearing they will never cope with the sheer enormity of the woes we see around us. Others are enveloped in the surreal virtual world that the marketing wizards project, unable to see the short term nature of such wasteful exploitation of resources.
But we will persist while our grey cells have the vigour - our spirits are the assurance of that :)