The world as we knew it is changing. The idealistic conservative capitalism, "the free market will work everything out" (as Steve Borsch would call it), is falling apart. Maybe Negroponte was right when in "The Dance of Shiva" he announced such a crazzy idea as a new era being about to emerge (the dialectic negation of the previous era, in terms being the dialectic negation of its previous era, ~(~p)=p. Maybe techonology's new ways of producing value such as cooperativism, open source, crowdsourcing, peer to peer, however you want to call it, will in the end produce a new global economy.
Viral videos like Annie Leonard's "The story of stuff" can surely help change the world: